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Striking miners attack "blackleg" workers in the Pittsburgh coalfields

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1854
09/26/1859
A riot broke out near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when striking miners from the Corry and Company Coal Company attacked miners who had settled with the company as they left work for the day.  The strike had been underway for some time and the company had enduced enough workers to return for mining to be resumed.  Several men on both sides were severely injured but none were reported killed.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Terrible Riot Amongst Pennsylvania Coal Miners," New York Times, September 29, 1859, p. 5. 

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