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Civil War Roundtable program



Event Type(s): Education, Arts / Theatre / Music
Organization: Wayne County Civil War Roundtable
Description: Tuesday, April 1, at 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. will be what are sure to be top quality programs with Gene Eric Salecker, author of "Disaster on the Mississippi", in Wooster to speak on the SS Sultana.!  There will be no charge and both times are open to the public. The Wayne County and Holmes County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne Co. Libraries, will host the programs in the Wooster Library Conference Room. We are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.  On this date, we are at the end of the third year of that horrible war. 
   We are extremely privileged to have Salecker in Wooster.  The SS Sultana was a Mississippi River side-wheel steamboat that exploded on April 27, 1865 (after the Civil War was over) in the greatest maritime disaster in United States history. An estimated 1,800 of its 2,427 passengers died when three of the ship's four boilers exploded and it sank near Memphis.  It had a legal capacity of 376 passengers.  There were many casualties and survivors from Ashland, Richland, Stark, and Wayne Counties!  Many of the soldiers had been prisoners in the horrible Confederate prison Camp, Andersonville in Georgia.
   You will not want to miss one of these programs!
Address: 768 Greenwood Blvd
Wooster, Ohio 44691
Contact Name: Gerald Payn
Contact Phone: 330-345-5547
Contact Email: gmpayn@sssnet.com
Date: Tuesday, 4/1/2014
Start Time: 3:00 PM
End Time: 4:30 PM
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