Berry, Rev. Chester D. Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors, 1st ed.
Told by a Survivor,
the Story of the Worst Maritime Disaster
in U.S. History
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Berry, Rev. Chester D. LOSS OF THE SULTANA AND REMINISCENCES OF SURVIVORS. Lansing, MI: 1892. 1st ed., 426p., ft., illus.
Told by a survivor, this is the story of the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history. Over one thousand five hundred human beings were lost, most of them being exchanged prisoners of war on their way home after privation and suffering from one to twenty-three months in Cahaba and Andersonville prisons.
A quarter century after, the author began compiling facts, records, and personal accounts of 134 of the other survivors. It is the first book on this tragedy, and still an indispensable source on the subject.
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