Publication: Semi-Weekly Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI, United States
DETAILS OF THE LOSS OF THE
MEMPHIS, Jan. 30. — The steamer Miami, which left this port on Saturday night, heavily loaded with freight and crowded with passengers, in addition to ninety-one soldiers of Co. B, 3d United States regulars on the hurricane roof, exploded on Sunday-night.
The accident occurred seven miles above Napoleon, on the Arkansas river, at 7 o'clock in the evening, just as the passengers had taken supper. Consequently both passengers and officers had assembled in conversation around the stovesin the hall. The explosion was of such terrible force as to rend the cabin floor asunder, and let every l