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The Sultana disaster is the worst maritime disaster in American history.

The Sultana Descendants’ Association keeps alive the memories of the men and women who were lost.

Contact and Join Us

The Sultana Descendants’ Association is always looking for new members: those whose ancestors were on the Sultana that fateful night or those who share a love of the Civil War and want to learn more about the story of the Sultana. Membership is free.

You can send us an email or fill out the form below and we will send you more information about the reunion and the Association.


page here about the museum in Arkansas and Louis’s research

resolutions for memorials

memorials that have been placed in the past (links to pictures)

Could we get links or videos of Jeff’s music or the documentary?


We have compiled this list of resources about the Civil War and the Sultana Disaster. Some of the resources are online, while others are available only in bookstores or libraries.

www.civilwarprisoners.com — this website contains complete searchable databases of prisoners of both Andersonville and Cahaba prisons, the two Confederate prisoners from which many of the passengers of the Sultana came. The site also contains a complete searchable database of all the passengers on the steamboat Sultana.