This second volume in the History of Wisconsin series introduces us to the first generation of statehood, from the conversion of prairie and forests into farmland to the development of cities and industry. In addition, this volume presents a synthesis of the Civil War and Reconstruction era in Wisconsin. Scarcely a decade after entering the Union, the state was plunged into the nationwide debate over slavery, the secession crisis, and a war in which 11, 000 qBadger Boys in Blueq gave their lives. Wisconsin's role in the Civil War is chronicled, along with the post-war years. Complete with photographs from the Historical Society's collections, as well as many pertinent maps, this book is a must-have for anyone interested in this era of Wisconsin's history.Until then, no village or city did more about supplying water than to maintain public pumps and cisterns. At the public pumps in Milwaukee, water-fetching citizens often had to wait until thirsty horses had drunk their fill from their ownersa#39; pailsaor from any pail that was handy. The Milwaukee ... Many Milwaukee families therefore relied on rain water that they captured in cisterns and filtered before using.
|Title||:||The Civil War Era, 1848-1873|
|Author||:||Richard N. Current|
|Publisher||:||Wisconsin Historical Society - 2013-03-28|