Episode 103 The Sultana Disaster

The worst maritime disaster in US history occurred on April 27, 1865. Overshadowed by the end of the Civil War and assassination of President Lincoln, the death of nearly 1800 souls was not front page news and conspiracy theories of how the ship went down were rampant 


Want more Southern Mysteries? 

Hear the Southern Mysteries show archive and immediately access exclusive content when you become a patron of the show.  Join now at patreon.com/southernmysteries



Website: southernmysteries.com Facebook: Southern Mysteries Podcast Twitter: @southernpod_ Instagram: @explorethesouth Email: southernmysteriespodcast@gmail.com 


Episode Resources

Sultana Disaster Museum sultanadisastermuseum.com

The Sultana Association of Descendants and Friends thesultanaassociation.com

Sultana: A Tragic Postscript to the Civil War. American History Magazine. August 1998

Surviving the Worst: The Wreck of the Sultana at the End of the American Civil War. Mississippi History Now. October 2009

The Shipwreck That Led Confederate Veterans To Risk All For Union Lives. NPR News. April 27, 2015


Episode Music

Waiting Alone in the Dust by Lobo Loco. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0

Virtues Instrumenti by Kevin MacLeod. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Source: http://incompetech.com

Theme Song “Dark & Troubled” by Pantherburn. Special thanks to Phillip St Ours for permission for use.

2356 232

Suggested Podcasts

Dan Sullivan and Strategic Coach

Wayland Productions Inc

Sky News

Partners in Crime Media

The American Maritime Podcast