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Trip to museum: 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 13,000 miners.

Trip to museum: Battle of Blair Mountain. Federal troops were called against 13,000 miners.

Battle of Blair Mountain | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Battle of Blair Mountain | Stuff You Missed in History Class: The Podcast

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - Children working under the watch of a man in Wilkes-Barre's coal industry, 1906.

Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania - Children working under the watch of a man in Wilkes-Barre's coal industry, 1906.

Blair Mountain Fighting.jpg

Blair Mountain Fighting.jpg

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia

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

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

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Battle of Blair Mountain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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

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 13,000 miners. Yep.

William H. "Bill" Blizzard was a union organizer and a commander of the miners' army during the Battle of Blair Mountain. Blizzard is most remembered for his role in the Battle of Blair Mountain, leading the miners against the forces of Logan County sheriff Don Chafin. For his leadership role in the battle, Blizzard was charged with treason, but was acquitted at his trial on these charges. From that time forward, he remained an important leader within the UMW and organized labor.

William H. "Bill" Blizzard was a union organizer and a commander of the miners' army during the Battle of Blair Mountain. Blizzard is most remembered for his role in the Battle of Blair Mountain, leading the miners against the forces of Logan County sheriff Don Chafin. For his leadership role in the battle, Blizzard was charged with treason, but was acquitted at his trial on these charges. From that time forward, he remained an important leader within the UMW and organized labor.

William H. “Bill” Blizzard (September 19, 1892 – 1958) was a union organizer. He was considered the overall commander of the miners’ army during the Battle of Blair Mountain. After the Battle of Blair Mountain, Blizzard was tried at Charles Town for treason and murder and found not guilty on both charges.

William H. “Bill” Blizzard (September 19, 1892 – 1958) was a union organizer. He was considered the overall commander of the miners’ army during the Battle of Blair Mountain. After the Battle of Blair Mountain, Blizzard was tried at Charles Town for treason and murder and found not guilty on both charges.