Posted on 01/02/2015 at 12:00 AM by Jeffrey Bruner

Stephen Crane survived the sinking of the SS Commodore on this day in 1897. Two years earlier, he had become famous after writing the Civil War novel "The Red Badge of Courage." Crane, who was sailing to Cuba to work as a war correspondent, drifted for several days in a dinghy before he was rescued. He later wrote about the experience in "The Open Boat."

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