Civil War Series Pt. I: Wisconsin wheat and the war


Wisconsin was still in its infancy during the Civil War.It had only gained statehood 13 years before the first shots were fired at Ft. Sumter.But in that time Wisconsin had become a nationally recognized agricultural powerhouse.But it wasn’t milk, butter or cheese being shipped to international ports… it was wheat.Rich Kremer reports on Wisconsin agriculture during the Civil War.

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