This Sultana Documentary is one that you won't want to miss. The Sultana disaster is one of the most horrific events in U.S. history and yet few are aware that it even occurred. A Mississippi steamboat, the Sultana, exploded just north of Memphis, Tennessee in the early morning hours of April 27, 1865 killing over 1,800 souls. The boat was overcrowded with over 2,300 Union soldiers, newly released POW’s on their way back home after surviving the horrors of Civil War prison camps. This accident wasn’t only tragic because POW’s died on the way home; it’s not just tragic because greed-driven men squeezed well over 2,000 individuals onto a vessel licensed to carry 367 passengers; the Sultana disaster is tragic because it was covered up and, ultimately, forgotten. Greed, drama, and humanity make the Sultana a story to remember. Please help us remember the Sultana and raise this story from the depths of the Mississippi and into the hearts of people everywhere. RememberTheSultana.com

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The Sultana Documentary

Jeff Hoopingarner PRO

We want to honor the victims of the Sultana by telling an accurate account of their survival, misfortune, and sacrifice. More than a documentary, this production is a mechanism to firmly establishing the Sultana in front lines of American History. This…


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We want to honor the victims of the Sultana by telling an accurate account of their survival, misfortune, and sacrifice. More than a documentary, this production is a mechanism to firmly establishing the Sultana in front lines of American History. This documentary will elevate the Sultana Disaster to reside alongside memorable events of in The Civil War. The common men who suffered in Civil War prison camps deserve better than to be forgotten by the nation they served to protect. sultanadocumentary.com

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