On This Day in 1921

September 4th, 1921. The 3rd day of fighting continues with no clear victories achieved by either the Logan defenders or the Miners. By this date, several thousand US regulars began to replace the defenders on the mountain and surrounding countryside. Most miners lay down their arms and return home since they weren’t looking to fight the Federal government. Small pockets of isolated fighting occur on the frontiers of the 10 mile wide front since it is unlikely they knew the regulars were in the area. One band of miners made it within four miles of Logan before they laid down their arms. Several West Virginia State Police fired upon reporters, assuming they were hostiles. No other reason as to why were given.

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