Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Hatfield - McCoy Feud

On August 7, 1882, Ellison Hatfield was mortally wounded, continuing the escalation of the Hatfield /McCoy feud which began 17 years earlier with the killing in 1865 of returning Union soldier Asa Harmon McCoy, by a Confederate group called the "Logan Wildcats," among whom Devil Anse Hatfield was a leading member.

At an election day gathering in Kentucky, Ellison Hatfield was stabbed 26 time and than shot by three members of the McCoy family. Ellison died two day latter.

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