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Sultana Deaths/Survivors

Posted: 29 Aug 2001 6:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
If you looking for info on a soldier that was on the Sultana contact me. I have the Appendix A & B from the book "Disaster on the Mississippi" by Gene Salecker. It is most complete accounting of survivors. Info includes soldier name,regiment and company,lived or died,injuires,where hospitalized,etc.

Mark Davis
Hartford City,Indiana
md9105@skyenet.net

ps- would like to talk to any descendants of "Survivors of the Sultana" Association about reunions,Sultana Medals,stories,burial sites of Sultana soldiers.

Re: Sultana Deaths/Survivors

Sophie Rood (View posts)
Posted: 5 Oct 2001 7:13AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: CONLEY
Were there children on board? I am looking for the Conley family. Two small children survived a shipwreck and were adopted by a family named Arnold.

Re: Sultana Deaths/Survivors

Posted: 6 Oct 2001 2:35AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Sep 2002 1:29AM GMT
Didnt see any Conley. There was a Spikes family on board.Husband,wife,3 daughters,3 sons,1 niece. All died except 1 of the sons.1 son was unaccounted.

Mark Davis
Hartford City,Indiana

Re: Sultana Deaths/Survivors

Sophie Rood (View posts)
Posted: 6 Oct 2001 5:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Thank you so much for the information. I will do more research on my end. Thank you for being so prompt. You are a great resource.

Thanks again
Sophie Rood

Re: Sultana Survivor Jonathan ROACH

De Harp Roach (View posts)
Posted: 14 Oct 2001 6:07AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: ROACH, GUY, O'REAR, TIPTON, VANCE, WILBANKS
Hi Mark, Would you please look for info on Jonathan ROACH, survivor on board Sultana from First Alabama Cavalry? Also, Caswell TIPTON, TN, thank you. Please e-mail, deroach@prodigy.net

Re: Sultana Survivor Jonathan ROACH

Posted: 14 Oct 2001 12:54PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Sep 2002 1:29AM GMT
He is listed as Jonathan Reach,1st Al Cavalry,co M,private.His fate has a (?),so I assume he was an unknown.

Caswell C. Tipton was in the 3rd TN Cav,co B,private.He is listed as Lived,went to Gayoso Hospital for exhaustion. There was also a James Tipton and Peter H. Tipton in the same company that both survived. James went to US Sanitary Commission Soldiers Home and Peter went to Overton Hospital for a slight contusion. Both were privates

Hope this helps.

Mark Davis
Hartford City,Indiana
md9105@skyenet.net

Re: Sultana Survivor Jonathan ROACH

Posted: 15 Oct 2001 1:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Feb 2003 11:57PM GMT
Mark, I read your message because it was "gatewayed" to the Sultana mailing list, my question is, how did you find this information? my 2xggrandfather was William Franklin Battles,3rd Tenn.Cav. his NARA records didn't mention anything after the correction from lost on the Sultana to survived, I would love to find more information like this. Thanks,Donna

Re: Sultana Survivor Jonathan ROACH

Posted: 15 Oct 2001 2:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 1 Sep 2002 1:29AM GMT
Donna

Gene Salecker book " Disaster on the Mississippi" by Naval Institute Press 1996 is the book with most complete listing of Sultana survivors and victims.That is the source of the info.

William F. Battles of the 3rd TN Cav,co K is listed as lived. There is also a Isaac Battles in the same regiment &
company that is listed as Died.(I assume they were related).

Both were privates.Out of the 34 Company K members on board only 13 lived.

I remain your obedient servant,
Mark Davis
Hartford City,IN
md9105@skyenet.net

Re: Sultana Survivor Jonathan ROACH

Posted: 15 Oct 2001 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Feb 2003 11:57PM GMT
Thanks Mark, I have Jerry Potters book which my son gave me for Christmas last year, I want Gene Eric Salecker's book but haven't found it yet.
Issacc Battles was Franks first cousin, they were both from St.Clair county Alabama,Franks brother James Monroe Battles missed being a casualty because a doctor would not let him go on board the Sultana because he was sick with pneumonia, this doctor was a hero.
Thank you,Donna

Re: Sultana Survivor Jonathan ROACH

Geo Rule (View posts)
Posted: 15 Oct 2001 4:05AM GMT
Classification: Query

Try www.abebooks.com They have several copies of Salecker's book listed there.
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