The Battle of Blair Mountain was one of the largest civil uprisings in United States history and the largest armed rebellion since the American Civil War.  For five days in late August and early September 1921, in (Logan) County, West Virginia, some 10,000 armed coal miners confronted 3,000 lawmen and strikebreakers, called the Logan Defenders, who were backed by coal mine operators during an attempt by the miners to unionize the southwestern West Virginia coalfields.

Battle of Blair Mountain - Coal Miners vs Owners(Charleston Gazette, Public Domain)

Surrendering miners turning in their guns to the US Army after the Battle of Blair Mountain, WV - 1921

No comparable site exists to tell this pivotal story of paramount importance both to labor history and to civil rights in America.

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Preserving Blair Mountain Battlefield Some events are etched in history forever and some of those events form the basis of folk l.

Coal miners display bombs dropped by the govt of United States on its own citizens during the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed uprising in the US after the Civil War.  "For five days in 1921, in Logan County, West Virginia, between 10,000 and 15,000 coal miners confronted an army of 30,000 police and strikebreakers backed by coal operators... The battle ended after approximately one million rounds were fired, and the United States Army intervened by presidential order."

Coal miners display bombs dropped by the govt of United States on its own citizens during the Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed uprising in the US after the Civil War.

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West Virginia Coalfield Battle: Origin of the Term “Redneck”

Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners. | Upworthy | April 29, 2015 | "The WVA mine wars are critical to understanding the history of the labor movement in the US. The Battle of Blair Mtn was & still is the most violent labor confrontation in history, in which union-spting coal miners fought agnst local govt & a coal cmpy-funded militia, eventually involving the US Army." Click to read & share the full article.

Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners.

Ever heard of the Battle of Blair Mountain? Federal troops were called against miners.

The Battle of Blair Mountain, the largest armed rebellion after the American Civil War occurred in 1921 in Logan County, West Virginia. Link to article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Blair_Mountain

The Battle Of Blair Mountain Begins- This Day 1921

The Battle of Blair Mountain - NHD District Level

A documentary about the Battle of Blair Mountain in West Virginia. The credits at the end are incomplete, and only represent sources that provided great amou.

Battle of Blair Mountain, 1921 -- During a five day stand off in West Virginia, coal miners asserted their right to unionize.  Standing against their bosses, the police and federal troops, the workers staged the largest armed rebellion since the Civil War.  The miners were overcome by the Army and failed to unionize.  Workers in the US would not secure the rights the coal miners sought until the 1930s.

Battle of Blair Mountain, 1921 -- During a five day stand off in West Virginia…

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The largest armed uprising in US labor history. In coal miners from Appalachia fought f.

September 4 marks the end of fighting at the Battle of Blair Mountain, which was the largest example of class war in U.S. history. It was fought over the course of five days in 1921 by 10,000 coalminers. The coalminers were rebelling against inhumane conditions in the West Virginia coalfields. The region led the nation in mine fatalities and the coal companies controlled almost every aspect of mining families’ lives.

Coal, Class, and Color: Blacks in Southern West Virginia, (Blacks in the New World):

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