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 - The Sultans Horror. From oos of the survivors...
The Sultans Horror. From oos of the survivors of Sultana disaster, ws learn soma additional faet In - relation to ttbst frightful tragedy. Of the soldiers on board, tbs principal dumber was made np a follows: Eighteenth Michigan, ' 270; 3d Tenaea see cavlry,J3G0; 9th Indians cavalry, 181; 65th Ohio, 85; 102d Ohio, 207; 105th Ohio, 100j115th Ohio, J25, The remaioder were scattered among iveral regiments ,and (Slate. jThey ware tha last of the parole "camp at Viokburg. Ths boat wa in bid order, ber boilers being leaky 'and patched, and accommodations not extenslvs. Tbe first troop- marched on board were 860 Ohio soldiers snd 70 from West Vir-. glnis. These filled ths boat more than comfortably full,' and the offioers of the boat said tbsy had enough on board but (Tie, Pott Quartermatter tatd that every one of the crowd thould go, snd nearly a thousand more were accordingly put on. . We regret that we do not possess tbe name of that Quartermaster. Tbere ebou!d(be bemp twisted for his neck if the facts are as stated. After ths boat was loaded, about one hundred sick were taken off, as there was no place for them to lie down. Tbere waa not enough room for tbe soldiers all to, lie at fall length. They were crowded in a eramped condition, in every part of tbe steamer, like negroes in ths bold of a slaveship. The fuel of the steamer was wood, but at night a littlo coal was used to prevent the sparks burning tbs men, ss they slept on' the hurricane deck. The horrors of tbe scene following tbe explosion bave sl eady been described in these columns, bat our informant says no description could do justice to the terrible scene.' Cleve land Herald. ,

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  1. The Highland Weekly News,
  2. 25 May 1865, Thu,
  3. Page 2

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