Disaster on the Mississippi

Disaster on the Mississippi

Over 1,700 people died, making it the worst marine disaster in U.S. history. This book looks at the disaster through the eyes of the victims themselves.

Author: Gene Salecker

Publisher: Naval Institute Press

ISBN: 9781612517735

Category: History

Page: 376

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At two o’clock in the morning on 27 April 1865, seven miles north of Memphis on the Mississippi, the sidewheel steamboat Sultana’s boilers suddenly exploded. Legally registered to carry 376 people, the boat was packed with 2,100 recently released Union prisoners-of-war. Over 1,700 people died, making it the worst marine disaster in U.S. history. This book looks at the disaster through the eyes of the victims themselves. It offers a concise, minute-by-minute account on the cause of the explosion and its effect on different parts of the boat. To focus on the personal stories of the victims, both civilian and soldier, Gene Eric Salecker patiently collected material from hundreds of letters, period newspaper stories, and other sources. Readers are first introduced to victims while they are languishing in Confederate prisons and follow their release to an exchange camp outside of Vicksburg to their eventual crowding onto the Sultana. His knowledgeable narrative is interwoven with individual reminiscences, including those of the heroic rescuers. He offers unprecedented details about the captain’s handling of the steamboat and corrects some long-held myths about the placement of the soldiers on the Sultana and newspaper coverage of the disaster. A large portion of the book covers rescue attempts, both successful and failed, and the aftermath of the disaster as it affected those involved. With its emphasis on the human-interest aspect of the Sultana, this book brings to the literature a critical point of view and much new research.
Categories: History

The Ohio Mississippi Valley Flood Disaster of 1937

The Ohio Mississippi Valley Flood Disaster of 1937

Disaster Number 2,128 Chronologically, the Ohio-Mississippi Valley Flood of
1937 was disaster number 2,128 in American Red Cross experience. The Red
Cross had functioned up to June 30, 1937, in 2,190 disasters—1,766 domestic
and ...

Author: American National Red Cross

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B602443

Category: Floods

Page: 22

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Categories: Floods

To Investigate the Adequacy and Effectiveness of Federal Disaster Relief Legislation

To Investigate the Adequacy and Effectiveness of Federal Disaster Relief Legislation

Within a week the question was answered by 18 disaster teams to Pennsylvania
from the U.S. Office of Education ... for the Record and answers to questions
which were raised during your Subcommittee's hearings in Biloxi , Mississippi .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works. Subcommittee on Disaster Relief

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015078679605

Category: Disaster relief

Page:

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Categories: Disaster relief

To Investigate the Adequacy and Effectiveness of Federal Disaster Relief Legislation Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Disaster Relief

To Investigate the Adequacy and Effectiveness of Federal Disaster Relief Legislation  Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Disaster Relief

Within a week the question was answered by 18 disaster teams to Pennsylvania
from the U.S. Office of Education. ... for the Record and answers to questions
which were raised during your Subcommittee's hearings in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Works

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119576713

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The Mississippi Valley Flood Disaster of 1927

The Mississippi Valley Flood Disaster of 1927

official report of the relief operations American National Red Cross, John Barton
Payne. i Earl Kilpatrick General Recanstruction Officer of Mississippi Valley Flood
Relief.

Author: American National Red Cross

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015033926133

Category: Floods

Page: 152

View: 663

Categories: Floods

To Establish a National Program of Federal Insurance Against Catastrophic Disasters

To Establish a National Program of Federal Insurance Against Catastrophic Disasters

9 , 1973 - Continued Date Type of disaster Deaths Estimated damage 1 15 10 1
46 10 Several 13 , 600 , 000 11 , 050 , 000 1 408 , 000 , 000 121 , 000 ...
Hurricane Betsy : Florida , Alabama , Mississippi , Louisiana , Texas , and
Arkansas .

Author: United States. Congress. House. Banking and Currency Committee

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105045166316

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Page: 144

View: 154

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Mississippi Libraries

Mississippi Libraries

Douglas 53 no4 : 101 - 102 Winter ' 89 Brocks - Shedd , V . Mississippi Authors
Award 1989 non - fiction winner : Dr . Margaret Walker Alexander 53 no4 : 103
Winter ' 89 Overman , L . Disaster preparedness . 50 no3 : 62 - 4 Fall ' 86 What to
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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015082980684

Category: Libraries

Page:

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Categories: Libraries

The Thousand Year Flood

The Thousand Year Flood

Then he tells the gripping story of the river's inexorable rise: residents fled to refugee camps and higher ground, towns imposed martial law, prisoners rioted, Red Cross nurses endured terrifying conditions, and FDR dispatched thousands of ...

Author: David Welky

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226887162

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 210

In the early days of 1937, the Ohio River, swollen by heavy winter rains, began rising. And rising. And rising. By the time the waters crested, the Ohio and Mississippi had climbed to record heights. Nearly four hundred people had died, while a million more had run from their homes. The deluge caused more than half a billion dollars of damage at a time when the Great Depression still battered the nation. Timed to coincide with the flood's seventy-fifth anniversary, The Thousand-Year Flood is the first comprehensive history of one of the most destructive disasters in American history. David Welky first shows how decades of settlement put Ohio valley farms and towns at risk and how politicians and planners repeatedly ignored the dangers. Then he tells the gripping story of the river's inexorable rise: residents fled to refugee camps and higher ground, towns imposed martial law, prisoners rioted, Red Cross nurses endured terrifying conditions, and FDR dispatched thousands of relief workers. In a landscape fraught with dangers—from unmoored gas tanks that became floating bombs to powerful currents of filthy floodwaters that swept away whole towns—people hastily raised sandbag barricades, piled into overloaded rowboats, and marveled at water that stretched as far as the eye could see. In the flood's aftermath, Welky explains, New Deal reformers, utopian dreamers, and hard-pressed locals restructured not only the flood-stricken valleys, but also the nation's relationship with its waterways, changes that continue to affect life along the rivers to this day. A striking narrative of danger and adventure—and the mix of heroism and generosity, greed and pettiness that always accompany disaster—The Thousand-Year Flood breathes new life into a fascinating yet little-remembered American story.
Categories: History

Life on the Mississippi

Life on the Mississippi

The night before the ' Pennsylvania ' left, Henry and I sat chatting on a freight pile
on the levee till midnight. The subject of the chat, mainly, was one which I think
we had not exploited before — steamboat disasters. One was then on its way to ...

Author: Mark Twain

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:300004800

Category: Authors, American

Page: 561

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Categories: Authors, American

The Role of the Community Development Block Grant Program in Disaster Recovery

The Role of the Community Development Block Grant Program in Disaster Recovery

Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery. C. Mississippi Has Spent Only 21%
of its CDBG Funds to LMI Mississippians and Less than 2% of its CDBG funds to
 ...

Author: United States

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822036291870

Category: Block grants

Page: 166

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Categories: Block grants

Getting Ready for the 2006 Hurricane Season

Getting Ready for the 2006 Hurricane Season

Mississippi developed and implemented a eight week , statewide “ Stay Alert ,
Stay Alive " hurricane awareness ... quotes for base camps , generators , pumps ,
and other critical equipment that could be needed in the early hours of a disaster
.

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Government Reform

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000058945872

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 238

View: 221

Categories: Disaster relief

Annual Report Mississippi State Board of Health

Annual Report   Mississippi State Board of Health

EMERGENCY HEALTH The The immediate aftereffects of a tornado , flood ,
hurricane , Problem explosion or other disaster indicate a need for careful
planning for such emergencies . As Mississippi becomes more industrialized and
more ...

Author: Mississippi. State Board of Health

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112028190293

Category: Mississippi

Page:

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Categories: Mississippi

Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar

Disaster Response and Appointment of a Recovery Czar

The Mississippi River Flood of 1927 Nineteen-twenty-seven was not the first year
that the Mississippi River overflowed. The river had its own natural cycle, usually
flooding in the spring and again in early summer ... then settling back into its ...

Author: Kevin R. Kosar

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437938388

Category:

Page: 11

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In the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the press has looked to the past for examples of fed. responses to natural disasters that might serve as models for emulation today. The fed. response to the flood of 1927 featured Sec. of Commerce Herbert Hoover as the director of the flood response and wielding immense executive powers. This report describes the flood of 1927, and assesses the fed. government¿s response. Pres. Calvin Coolidge created a quasi-governmental commission that included members of his Cabinet and the Red Cross. This commission encouraged the public to donate funds to the relief effort and gave Hoover near-absolute authority to organize and oversee its response. A print on demand report.
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Natural Disaster Analysis After Hurricane Katrina

Natural Disaster Analysis After Hurricane Katrina

With the levees in place , the lowlands beyond the river did not flood as often and
people began building homes . History of Flooding and Disaster Response The
Mississippi River flooded in 1927 , killing at least 1000 people and inundating 1 ...

Author: Harry Ward Richardson

Publisher: Edward Elgar Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105133018411

Category: Nature

Page: 311

View: 847

Hurricane Katrina was a pivotal event in the history of disaster mismanagement, whose impact will be felt well into the future. The papers in this volume explore key policy implications arising from the storm and its aftermath.
Categories: Nature

Annotated Mississippi Code

Annotated Mississippi Code

Antitrust And Trade Regulation &= 212 Mitigating the disaster: Lessons from
Mississippi. Lash, Morse, 77 Miss. L.J. 873 (Spring 2008). In general 1 1. In
general Mortgagee was not required to institute foreclosure proceedings on
property in ...

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Great Disasters and Horrors in the World s History

Great Disasters and Horrors in the World s History

The Signal Service Office had given out a prediction of fifty-one feet, but the
failure of the upper Mississippi to rise, prevented that stage being reached. The
river at St. Louis had then but five feet of water. On March 14, Chief Signal Officer
A. W. ...

Author: Allen Howard Godbey

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X001648048

Category: Disasters

Page: 596

View: 557

Categories: Disasters

Mississippi Business Review

Mississippi Business Review

According to the local food stamp office , any household which suffered a loss
greater than its income for the disaster month qualified for food stamps . The
application form for emergency food stamp assistance solicits information on
income ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000056648263

Category: Mississippi

Page:

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Categories: Mississippi

The Journal of Mississippi History

The Journal of Mississippi History

The majority report supported by the quartermaster general required the senior
officer at a natural disaster scene to report the facts to the adjutant general and to
the Army departmental commander with jurisdiction where the disaster occurred .

Author: William David McCain

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X030049957

Category: Mississippi

Page:

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Includes section "Book reviews".
Categories: Mississippi

Upper Mississippi subregions 14 parts

Upper Mississippi subregions  14 parts

Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission ... ( P.L. 93-383 ) as amended
Discretionary Disaster Program ( provides floodproofing assistance after flood
disasters ) DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Bureau of Reclamation I Small
Reclamation ...

Author: Upper Mississippi River Basin Commission

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112122550574

Category: Conservation of natural resources

Page:

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Categories: Conservation of natural resources

Natural Disaster Mitigation and Reduction in China and United States

Natural Disaster Mitigation and Reduction in China and United States

Statistical Commission and Economic ComGalloway , G. E. ( 1995 ) The
Mississippi basin flood of 1993 . mission for Europe . Conference of European
Statisticians . Prepared for the Workshop on Reducing the Vulnerability Work
Session on ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822028768653

Category: Disaster relief

Page: 483

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Categories: Disaster relief