In the turbulent years before the Civil War, Steamboats ruled the Mississippi – carrying the wealth of a nation along the great river at its heart. These mighty ships were the lifeblood of America, and the hopes and dreams of the people who rode them united the North and South at a time when history was trying to tear them apart.
But many wished to see the
Union torn apart. On both sides of the Mason-Dixon line, honorable patriots
stood ready to die defending their way of life. And dishonorable profiteers
called for war, seeking only to add to their political and financial
prestige. America teetered on the brink of civil war, a giant powder
keg waiting for a match to ignite the bloodshed . . .