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Mansfield in Richland County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)

Sultana Tragedy

Sultana Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
1. Sultana Tragedy Marker
Inscription.  On April 27, 1865 the Sultana, a 260 foot, wooden-hulled, steamboat exploded, burned, and sank on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee. Approximately 2400 people were on board, six times the ship's legal limit. More than 1700 lives were lost in the disaster. Most were Union soldiers on their way home from Confederate prison camps. Among the 357 Ohioans lost were these 101 men from Richland County.

McLaughlin's Squadron Cavalry
John L. Crawford • Hosea Donald • John H. Irvine • Robert Jesson
Isaac Peterson • Eli Finley Provines • John W. Steinaur • Charles B. Tidball
John Wagner • Samuel W. Wescott

15th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Francis M. Carter • Charles W. Myers

64th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Hugh W. Bratton • Samuel Brink • Thomas Brink • Daniel McKinley
John Ryan • John Stuckey • Joseph Wagner
Robert White • Casper Zimmer

65th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
John Bishlen • Amos W. Fairchild • David Geeseman • Edgar W. Gregory
David Grubaugh • John Hudson • Thomas Kelley • Charles H. Nickerson

102nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Henry Bahl • Adam Bahn Jr.
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• John Baker • John Baney
Amos Beal • Jacob Bierly • Amos Brenizer • David T. Brenizer
John H. Burt • John Cassel Jr. • Joseph B. F. Corts • Elias Couter
William Crow • John W. Divelbiss • William Earick • David Fabra
Daniel Fisher Jr. Lysander L. Flint • David Grice • James Watt Guard
Jacob Guib • George L. Hall • Manuel Harnly • Gideon Harrington
John F. Hartman • Wesley Henderson • Phillip L. Holton • William C. Hornberger
Jonas Huntsberger • Jacob Irons • Dixon W. Johns William Keeler
Henry Krebbs • Reuben Leidig • John McCrea • Luther McGinnis
Joseph McKelvey • James M. Mercer • Leander Merchand • Joseph R. Mitchell
Benjamin Musser • Charles P. Ogden • Godfrey H. Omweg • Simon Oyster
Simon P. Price Lucius Remington • Reuben H. Richards • Jacob S. Rose
John Schrader • George Shepperly • Charles W. Shoup • Henry Sidle
James Simons • Jeremiah Singer • Ezra K. Sleggle • Cyrus Smith
George P. Steinmetz • Samuel S. Stephens • David G. Stine • Samuel Strawsbaugh
Frederick Stuff • Washington W. Teeters • Robert Torbet • George W. Uhlich
James Underwood • Benjamin F. Wade • Joseph Wells • Miles Wells
Daniel Wheeler • James T. Williams • William W. Willis • Thomas Jefferson Wynn

May their souls rest in peace

Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters
Sultana Tragedy Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Sultana Tragedy Marker Detail
War, US CivilWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is April 1787.
Location. 40° 45.526′ N, 82° 30.97′ W. Marker is in Mansfield, Ohio, in Richland County. Marker is on Park Avenue West (Ohio Route 430), on the right when traveling west. Marker is in the entry alcove of the Mansfied Memorial Museum (former Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hall). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Park Avenue West, Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commander Edward Parker Wood (here, next to this marker); Madison Township Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Building (here, next to this marker); Johnny Appleseed’s Run for Reinforcements (within shouting distance of this marker); Mansfield Blue Star Mothers War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Abraham Lincoln (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen J. (A. J.) Vandayburg (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Richland County Korean War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Richland County World War I Memorial (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Mansfield Memorial Museum (former Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. Mansfield Memorial Museum (former Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2018. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 3,943 times since then and 163 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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