Roll call -- Prologue : April 27, 1865, 2:30 a.m. -- Steamboats a-comin' -- Off to war -- Dens of death -- A large and splendid steamer -- Freedom -- Countdown to disaster -- End of the world -- Rescue -- A grim search -- Why? -- A sad truth.
Junior Library Guild
The worst maritime disaster in American history wasn't the Titanic. It was the steamboat Sultana on the Mississippi River---and it could have been prevented.