Re: Trivia Question -- not even off topic!
- and also that it was an accident; otherwise pretty close count on civilians!
> Key word is civilians.....the Sultana was mostly full of paroled Union
> soldiers released from Andersonville and Cahaba prisons. Known passengers and
> crew of the Sultana numbered 185.
> Kent Dorr
- Quantrill claimed he had a commission but there is no evidence that he did.
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The Professor would be citing something that some would consider as guerilla, although I believe the commanding officer had a commission.
I guess that makes sense .. I stand corrected .. tom g
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Subject: Re: [civilwarwest] Re: Trivia Question -- not even off topic!
Date: Sunday, October 4, 2009, 11:40 AMIn a message dated 10/4/2009 11:37:42 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, tommygeebassman@ yahoo.com writes:
e you speaking of the "Lawrence Massacre" of Aug 21 1863? If so, a quick check tells me there were approx 200 civilians killed .. approx 1,800 died in the Sultana disaster .. but maybe it was some other event in Lawrence? .. tom gKey word is civilians... ..the Sultana was mostly full of paroled Union soldiers released from Andersonville and Cahaba prisons. Known passengers and crew of the Sultana numbered 185.Kent Dorr