It was a family conflict that lasted over a decade and left 12 people dead. Now, get to the truth at the heart of this dark chapter in America's history. The tale of their epic feud is a staple in American folklore, but what really happened between the Hatfields and the McCoys? Mere mention of their names stirs up visions of a lawless and unrelenting family conflict, evoking gun-toting vigilantes hell-bent on defending their kinfolk, igniting bitter grudges that would span generations. Yet many people familiar with these surnames may know little about the faded history of these two families and the legends they inspired. Who actually were the Hatfields and McCoys, and what was the source of this vicious and violent clash between the families? They lived along the Tug Fork River on the Kentucky-West Virginia border in the late 1800s. According to legend, their feud began when Floyd Hatfield stole a hog from Randolph McCoy in 1878, and by the time it was settled 11 years later, 12 people were dead and the quarrel had become front-page news. Now, over a century later, historians and descendants separate fiction from reality while presenting both sides of the notorious skirmish. Discover a forbidden romance, relive the many fatal encounters, and unravel contemporary accounts of the most famous feud in American history.
W.E. Borden, Levicy Chafin, Mon Chesshan, O.C. Damron, Elias Hatfield Sr., Johnson Hatfield, Rev. Anderson Hatfield, Troy Hatfield, Valentine Hatfield, William 'Cap' Anderson Hatfield, Randolph McCoy Jr., Allifair McCoy, James McCoy