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.
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."
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.
In West Virginia, archaeologists have recovered evidence of the 1921 Battle of Blair Mountain, which pitted more than 10,000 union coal miners against thousands of law enforcement officers and coal company guards and remains the country’s largest civil conflict besides the Civil War. This .32-caliber revolver was likely used by one of the striking miners