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.