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Miners turning in their weapons following the Battle of Blair Mountain
Miners turning in their weapons following the Battle of Blair Mountain


The Battle of Blair Mountain, the culmination of the largest armed insurrection in the United States since the Civil War, ended on September 4, 1921.

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End of the Battle of Blair Mountain
Battle of Blair Mountain Correspondence
Newspaper Photographs Relating to the Battle of Blair Mountain
West Virginia's Mine Wars
"The United States Army and the Return to Normalcy in Labor Dispute Interventions: The Case of the West Virginia Coal Mine Wars, 1920-1921"
Sources on the Battle of Blair Mountain
Birth of Union Leader William Blizzard
"Blizzard Found Not Guilty"
"Blizzard Makes Speech; Calls Verdict Vindication"
Special Plea in State of West Virginia v. William Blizzard
William Blizzard to J. B. Easton (Ms97-24)
Audio/Video Clip of Battle of Blair Mountain     (dialup)   (broadband)


On This Day in West Virginia History: September