The Battle of Wisconsin Heights 1832: Thunder on the Wisconsin

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The brief war that Black Hawk waged against the United States in 1832 saw half of the people under his leadership killed in savage massacres and the entire Sauk tribe removed to Iowa. Yet this dismal outcome cannot obscure the superb military leadership that Black Hawk demonstrated during many phases of the war. His crowning glory occurred at a place called Wisconsin Heights, where his force of about 120 warriors held off an estimated 700 American militia volunteers while the women, children and elderly under his protection escaped across the Wisconsin River.
ISBN: 9781609490522
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Wisconsin
Images: 38
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Dr. Patrick Jung teaches history at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and is the author of The Black Hawk War of 1832.
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