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Jerry Potter: Going Home

Jerry Potter, author of The Sultana Tragedy: America’s Greatest Maritime Disaster, helps us understand the yearnings of the soldiers aboard the Sultana as they anticipated going home. He quotes Sgt. John Clark Ely, 115th Ohio Infantry, Company C who wrote to his parents on Christmas Day in 1864 and said, ‘I wonder if this time next year will find me again with family and friends.’ Ely died in the Sultana disaster.RememberTheSultana.com

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