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Sinking of the SS Sultana: Topics in Chronicling America

Search Strategies & Selected Articles

The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can further explore the topic of "Sinking of the SS Sultana" using the following search strategies:

  • Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase:
    boiler, Cairo, Captain Frederic Speed, Confederate, General Washburn, Mississippi, New Orleans, parole, SS Sultana, union soldiers, Vicksburg.
  • News of the sinking of the SS Sultana was notably overshadowed by the death of Lincoln’s assassin, John Wilkes Booth, a day earlier. As such the front page only filter is not as useful as in other searches.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

Selected Articles from Chronicling America