Ill-fated "Sultana," Helena, Arkansas, April 27, 1865.

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Ill-fated "Sultana," Helena, Arkansas, April 27, 1865. LOC Summary: Photograph shows the overloaded steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River the day before her boilers exploded and she sank. The passengers included ca. 1,880 Union soldiers heading home at the end of the Civil War; more than 1,100 of these men died in the disaster. Date Created/Published: photographed 1865, printed later. Images of the war provided by LOC. Original medium: 1 photographic print.