Feuds of The
Hatfields and McCoys
A DEADLY INTER-STATE FEUD
Catlettsburg, Kentucky Jan.12,1888
The way of extermination continues between the McCoys of Pike County, Kentucky, and the Hatfields of Logan County, West Virginia. As soon as the last sad rites of the late butchery were over the McCoys organized a posse and visited the Hatfield settlement in West Virginia for the purpose of annihilating the gang. The posse visited the Hatfield house, and finding no one at home they repaired to the woods to consult a few moments.
Their secrecy was of short duration, for the Hatfield
party was soon upon them, and a regular battle ensured. After the smoke cleared away it was found
that the Hatfield party were badly worsted and three of their number were killed, while none of the
McCoy party posse was hurt.
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