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Coal Reignites Historic Union Battle

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Coal Reignites Historic Union Battle

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Coal Reignites Historic Union Battle

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The Baldwin-Felts detectives hired by the coal companies in West Virginia were referred to as the "Death Special" by miners. Colorado Historical Society hide caption

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The Baldwin-Felts detectives hired by the coal companies in West Virginia were referred to as the "Death Special" by miners.

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