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The Soldier's Record Memorial to Pvt. James Leisure, Co. I, 124th Ohio Infantry,

Although Private James Leisure himself was not on the Sultana, the memorial contains a photograph of Private Leisure standing next to his brother, Sgt. Andrew Jackson Leisure, Co. A, 7th Ohio Cavalry. Sergeant Leisure, seen in the center of the picture, was captured at Athens, Alabama on September 24, 1864 and held at Cahaba. He survived the Sultana disaster and was sent to Adams Hospital in Memphis, admitted after being "Chilled and 3 hours in water." Andrew Jackson Leisure died at Cincinnati on April 9, 1910 at age 70.

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Postcard (Marion, OH) showing Sultana Survivors

This postcard shows a parade in Marion, Ohio, circa 1912-1922. In the image, you can see an old open-top car carrying four survivors from the steamboat Sultana. This postcard indicates how the survivors were remembered and honored by the populous in the early 1900s.

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Wrench from the Sultana

This 1849 steamboat wrench was supposedly used on the Sultana. However, since there were actually five steamboats with the name Sultana (our steamboat was the last), this wrench may have been used on one of the earlier boats. The wrench is a L. Coes' Patent Adjustable Screw Wrench made by Ruggles, Nourse, Mason, & Co., Worchester, Massachusetts. 

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Alligator Pipe of Pvt. William Lugenbeal

This pipe was given to Pvt. Daniel William Lugenbeal, Co. F, 135th Ohio Infantry, who survived the disaster by killing the Sultana's mascot alligator and floating down to Memphis in the sturdy wooden crate that the pet had been in. Lugenbeal was forever after known as the man that was "Saved by a Alligator." The wooden pipe, decorated with a carved alligator along the stem was given to him by his comrades of Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) Post 331. The bowl of the pipe is inscribed "Wm Lugenbeal - Andersonville Survivor - Sultana Survivor - 4-27-1865".