Accommodations Info for Reunion 2014

I now have confirmation that we have 25 rooms set aside for us at the Holiday Inn, Vicksburg! Note, this is not the Holiday Inn Express, also in Vicksburg. The rooms are reserved in the name of “The Sultana Association.” Our discount rate (which includes a morning breakfast buffet) is …

2014 Annual Reunion April 25-26

The 2014 Annual Sultana Descendants and Friends Reunion will be held in Vicksburg, Mississippi, April 25th-26th. Vicksburg is the port of embarkation for the Union soldiers heading home on the Sultana, and there are many interesting places to see that still exist from that time. Details will follow on this …

Sultana Reunion 2013 Details

Here is the latest information about the April 27th Saturday evening banquet in Americus as well a couple other costs for the Friday evening talks and the lunch during the Saturday tour: 1) Friday Evening Talks There will be about four speakers Friday evening. Still working on the lineup, but I hope one …

Sultana Reunion, April 27-28 in Cincinnati!

Hello All! I’m a little late but here’s the current information you need to make reservations for the 2012 Sultana Reunion in Cincinnati this coming April 27th (Friday) and April 28th (Saturday):  We have four speakers planning to speak Friday night at our reunion: –Mark Willoughby  has done extensive research …

Surviving a Confederate POW Camp

The Union soldiers who were on the Sultana were mainly ex prisoners of war from two Confederate prisons: Andersonville in Georgia and Cahaba in Alabama. Cahaba was originally to be a “holding camp”  for men who were to go on to Andersonville, but as that prison became horribly overcrowded, Cahaba …

Day of Remembrance

This Monday is Memorial Day It comes ’round ev’ry year. It was the thirtieth day of May Now it’s the Monday near. No matter which day we observe Just so we remember To give the praise that they deserve And don’t forget September. Some heroes were at Normandy And some …

New Sultana Painting

Prints of a new painting of the Sultana are available for sale for $100. The painting measures 18″ by 24″ and is the most accurate portrayal to date of the disaster. Gene Salecker commissioned the original painting. The printer needs a minimum order of twelve to proceed.  Please contact Gene Salecker …