Hillsdale in Hillsdale County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
These men were among more than 2,200 Union soldiers returning home from Confederate prison camps on April 27, 1865, when the vessel's boilers exploded at 2:00 a.m. on the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee.
The 18th Michigan Infantry, organized July 1862 in Hillsdale, lost 75 men, more than half of their number who were on board that night.
We honor all who were on the "Sultana" for their courage and service to their country.
Location. 41° 55.268′ N, 84° 37.887′ W. Marker is in Hillsdale, Michigan, in Hillsdale County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street (State Highway 99) and McCollum Street, on the right when traveling south on North Broad Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 North Howell Street, Hillsdale MI 49242, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hillsdale (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Anthony's Catholic Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct Saint Peter's Episcopal Church (about 400 feet away); College Baptist Church (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Will Carleton Poor House (approx. ¾ mile away); Hillsdale College (approx. 0.8 miles away); Grosvenor House (approx. 4.4 miles away); Grace Episcopal Church (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hillsdale.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
Also see . . . Camp Austin Blair and the Sultana Memorial. (Submitted on July 26, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 963 times since then and 54 times this year. Last updated on August 3, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2010, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.