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Michael DeHart says...

On 09/16/10
at 02:47 PM

My great-grandfather was one of the seven Baldwin-Felts agents killed at Matewan, Clayton Troy Higgins. He was a retired police chief of Galax, Virginia.

Bobby Bush says...

On 03/27/12
at 03:46 AM

I have been researching labor violence, and I would like to hear from people with family ties to the Felts agents. Please send me an email at

Hugh Phillips says...

On 10/01/18
at 05:25 PM

Baldwin Felts Thugs is what they were referred to, still are to some of the old-timers. Like all the union-busting strikebreakers, they were simply hired killers. In the end, the coal companies destroyed the rights of the miners and the union is hardly a factor at all these days. Sad what has happened.

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