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Ellison Hatfield

On August 7, 1882, Ellison Hatfield was mortally wounded at an election day gathering in Kentucky. His death and the subsequent murder of his assailants were among the most noted events of the Hatfield-McCoy Feud.

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Hatfield-McCoy Feud
Contemporary Articles on the Hatfield-McCoy Feud
"Hatfield-McCoy Feud 75 Years Old Today"
"The Hatfield-McCoy Feud 100th Anniversary"
Sources on Devil Anse Hatfield and the Hatfield-McCoy Feud
Alex Messer Letters
Hatfield-McCoy Feud Photo Gallery
Document-Based Questions

On This Day in West Virginia History: August

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