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

Sultana Tragedy

 
 
Sultana Tragedy Marker image. Click for full size.
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. 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
Sultana Tragedy Marker Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
2. Sultana Tragedy Marker Detail
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

 
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. Touch for map. Marker
Mansfield Memorial Museum (former Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall) image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 6, 2009
3. Mansfield Memorial Museum (former Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall)
is in the entry alcove of the Mansfied Memorial Museum (former Soldier and Sailors Memorial Hall). Marker is at or near this postal address: 34 Park Avenue West, Mansfield OH 44902, United States of America.
 
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); 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); Richland County Soldiers' Monument (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mansfield.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 17, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 2,424 times since then and 216 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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