• North HillSide Photomerge


    National Historic Site Georgia


Visitors listen to a volunteer leading a tour.
Visitors participate in a volunteer-led tour of the prison site.
NPS/E. Leonard

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Did You Know?

Historic drawing of a steamboat explosion

The Sultana was a steamboat on the Mississippi River that sunk on April 27, 1865, after its steam boiler exploded. Of the 2,400 passengers on board, an estimated 1,600 were killed. A majority of the passengers, a little over 2,000, were Union soldiers many of whom had survived Andersonville prison and were returning home. Most of these men had survived the horrors of Andersonville only to be lost in what became the greatest maritime disaster in the history of the United States.