Don Chafin was the sheriff of Logan County, West Virginia and a commander in the Battle of Blair Mountain. Chafin was a fierce opponent of unionization and received hundreds of thousands of dollars from coal mine operators in return for his violent suppression of the United Mine Workers union. In 1924, Chafin was arrested in connection with moonshining. After his release, he became an important figure in the Democratic Party of West Virginia, and a lobbyist for the coal industry.
Confederate 1/6th Plate Ambrotype. The sitter on the left had the foresight to scratch his name – M. Shuttleworth – into the field of his portrait. Professional research reveals him to be Morgan Shuttleworth, Co. “H”, 36th Alabama Infantry.
Dress, 1860-1870 and Two-piece Dress, 1865-1870 ..The Civil War profoundly affected people and its influence is reflected in clothing. Women and children’s clothing was enhanced with tassels, braid, and buttons inspired by men’s military uniforms. This blue wool ensemble features military-inspired embellishments made popular during the Civil War. Boys donned military-inspired clothing in support of the cause for which their male family members fought.y