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. Aug. 20:
Union coal miners begin gathering in Marmet.Aug. 24:
Miners begin their March on Blair Mountain.Aug. 25:
Logan County Sheriff Don Chafin brings armed deputies and guards to the top of Blair Mountain. Gov. Ephraim Morgan asks President Warren Harding to send federal troops.
Many miners go back home, but some continue to Blair Mountain. West Virginia State Police troopers kill two miners and wound two others.Aug. 30 and 31:
Armed miners begin their major assault. Heavy fighting breaks out across Blair Mountain Ridge.Sept. 1:
Union miners reach their high-water mark, but police forces push them back, especially after a bombing run by government biplanes.Sept 2-3:
Heavy fighting continues, but as more federal troops and planes arrive, 600 miners surrender.Sept. 4:
Miners and local police and coal company guards return home.