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July 6, 1892

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Locked out by management determined to break their union, workers stationed along the Monongahela River spot barges in the middle of the night carrying hundreds of Pinkerton detectives armed with Winchester rifles heading to the Carnegie steel plant in Homestead, Pennsylvania. Thousands of workers quickly assembled to meet the barges and battled the strikebreakers throughout the day before the Pinkertons surrendered and were evacuated by train.

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