A fascinating new look at the infamous story of the Hatfields and the McCoys and their blood feud that began in 1865 with the murder of Harmon McCoy, a Union soldier, by a Confederate Hatfield relative.
The Hatfield-McCoy feud has long been the most famous vendetta of the southern Appalachians. Over the years it has become encrusted with myth and error. Scores of writers have produced accounts of it, but few have made any real effort to separate fact from fiction. Novelists, motion picture producers, television script writers, and others have sensationalized events that needed no embellishment.
Using court records, public documents, official correspondence,...
The in-depth "true" story of this legendarily fierce--and far-reaching--clash in the heart of Appalachia.
Describes the little-known truths behind the legendary feud between two Appalachian families that ultimately killed thirteen members in a dispute that became newspaper fodder and eventually went to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Discover the real story behind the most famous family conflict in American history - the bloody backwoods battle between Appalachian clans, the Hatfields and McCoys. This new film goes beyond the myth to show how the feud was ignited.
In the 1880s, young Fanny McCoy witnesses the growth of a terrible and violent feud between her Kentucky family and the West Virginia Hatfields, complicated by her older sister Roseanna's romance with a Hatfield.
The famous family feud between the Hatfields and McCoys took twelve years, twelve deaths, and one Supreme Court decision before it ended. Historians and family descendants help separate fact from fiction and explain how each side tried to obtain satisfaction through legal means.
Bad blood between the Hatfield and McCoy families spiraled into the most infamous feud in American folklore. Their animosity simmered for over forty years and often flared into murderous violence. It led to over a dozen deaths, the destruction of property, orphaned children, and childless parents. Although it is estimated that there were only around thirty combatants on each side, this legendary vendetta cast a dark stain across the whole of Appalachia....