John Witherspoon DuBose wrote the original regimental history for the 33rd Alabama Infantry. Here is an excerpt of his hand-written account of the post-battle scene of carnage around the Carter cotton gin. I have estimated that between 1,000 and 1,200 Confederate casualties occurred in this two acre area, with somewhere near 200 Confederate’s outright killed.
Here’s a drawing of the Carter cotton gin as published in a 1910 Confederate Veteran article.
A monument honoring the Sultana explosion sits in downtown Hillsdale, Michigan of all places. 280 of the soldiers on the ship were from Michigan.