The Sultana Disaster

The Sultana Disaster (HM26TY)

Location: Memphis, TN 38103 Shelby County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 8.822', W 90° 3.337'

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One of the worst maritime disasters in world history occurred 7 miles north of Memphis on April 27, 1865, when the steamer Sultana exploded and burned with the loss of over 1,547 lives. Built to carry only 376 passengers, the Sultana had over 2,300 on board at the time of the disaster. Most were Union soldiers from Tennessee, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana and Virginia, who were on their way home following their release from the Confederate prisons at Andersonville and Cahaba.
HM NumberHM26TY
Placed ByTennessee Historical Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, April 14th, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 768238 N 3893318
Decimal Degrees35.14703333, -90.05561667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.822', W 90° 3.337'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 49.32" N, 90° 3' 20.22" W
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Area Code(s)901
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 25-39 Riverside Dr, Memphis TN 38103, US
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