NFPA Journal looks into death on the river

Blog Post created by ryan.quinn Employee on Apr 4, 2013

 Looking_back_600In the spring of 1865, after spending months in the notorious Confederate prison camps of Andersonville and Cahaba, all the freed Union soldiers wanted to do was to go home. That April, they finally got their chance. They boarded the Mississippi River steamship SS Sultana at Vicksburg, Mississippi, eager to see their families again, some for the first time in years. 

Most never made it home. To find out why an estimated 1,700 people died in the worst maritime disaster in U.S. history, read "Death on the River" in the March/April issue of NFPA Journal.