You can learn more about the greatest maritime tragedy in U.S. history that you've likely never heard of by exploring some of the resources that we've put together.
On the Publications and Videos page of our website, we have put together a list of books that you can read about the Sultana, as well as some videos of some of the Sultana Association members speaking about the Sultana and the Civil War.
If you want to see artifacts of the Sultana and see the Mississippi River where the Sultana exploded on April 27, 1865, you must travel to Marion, Arkansas. There, you can also visit the Sultana Disaster Museum. The museum is now housed in a temporary site; plans are to open the permanent museum in 2023.
On the News page, you can find the latest updates on the Sultana Association, including information about the upcoming reunion. We also post on the page articles and information about the Sultana.
If you are in the mood for a movie, be sure to catch the documentary Remember the Sultana, produced by Mike and Mark Marshall and narrated by Sean Astin. If you've got Amazon Prime, the documentary is available streaming.
If you are doing civil war research about the Sultana or Andersonville and Cahaba, the Confederate prisons in which most of the Sultana victims had been held and from which they were released just days before the explosion, check out the website civilwarprisoners.com for a searchable database of passengers on the Sultana as well as prisoners of those two prison camps.
We've put together some resources for you about the Sultana that you might want to explore if you'd like to learn more about the Sultana Disaster.