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The Sultana Saga: The Titanic of the Mississippi

By: Rex T. Jackson

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003, 2004)

Seller ID: J2358

ISBN: 0788423584

Condition: 160 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003, 2004), 2010, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 160 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


On a cold night in late April 1865, on the mighty Mississippi River just north of Memphis, Tennessee, scores of unsuspecting souls suddenly found themselves desperately struggling for their lives after the boilers exploded on the riverboat steamer Sultana. The majority of the passengers had served their nation on Civil War battlefields and had spent time in the prison camps at Andersonville and Cahaba (Castle Morgan), and, now freed, were on their way home. Although more lives were lost in this incident than would be lost on the Titanic in 1912, these homeward bound veterans of war have been n... View more info

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James B. Eads: The Civil War Ironclads and His Mississippi

By: Rex T. Jackson

Price: $16.00

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc: (2003)

Seller ID: J2477

ISBN: 0788424777

Condition: 126 pages, 5.5x8.5, (2003), 2007, 5.5x8.5, paper, index, 126 pp, Softcover, Heritage Books, Inc


Get to know James Buchanan Eads who was inducted in 1920 into the Hall of Fame for Great Americans along with Samuel Clemens and Daniel Boone. Known as one of the world's most accomplished engineers in all history, he made a fortune at an early age inventing a diving bell to salvage steamboat wrecks from the bottom of the Mississippi River. The knowledge he gained about the river prompted the United States Government to contract him to build an inland navy fleet of ironclad gunboats during the Civil War, which captured Fort Henry a month before the famous dual of the Merrimac and the Monitor. ... View more info