A woman describes her fears during the Black Hawk War, 1832

Letter, July 21, 1832

To escape the ravages of the Black Hawk war, Sarah Bracken fled from Wisconsin to Cynthiana, Kentucky. She wrote this letter to her niece, Mary J. McKown in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, detailing the experiences of her husband, Charles, in the battle of Pecatonica and her fears for the future. To see a typed transcript of any page, click "Page & Text" while viewing the original manuscript.

Related Topics: Territory to Statehood
The Black Hawk War
Creator: Bracken, Sarah.
Pub Data: Unpublished manuscript (File 1832 July 21) in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives, Madison.
Citation: Bracken, Sarah. Letter, July 21, 1832. Manuscript in the Wisconsin Historical Society Archives (File 1832 July 21 ). Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=36; Visited on: 2/7/2023