Homestead Lockout and Strike Essay - 772 Words | …
Homestead Strike, 1892 by Rei A. on Prezi
This quote, by a Montgomery County Historical Society representative, is referring to the Patterson Homestead located at 1815 Brown Street on the south edge of Dayton Ohio (Cline 14).
Homestead Lockout and Strike Essay - 772 Words | Bartleby
Strikers’ allies in Ohio informed Homestead workers that Pinkerton Detectives, which had been used previously on the side of management in labor struggles, were on the way to Homestead to protect incoming scab labor brought in by the company to resume plant operations. On the night of July 5th, an informant in Pittsburgh telegraphed strikers at Homestead that a barge was on its way. Strikers quickly mobilized the town and 10,000 townspeople, many of them armed, were there to greet the Pinkertons. Strikers on shore warned “detectives” not to step off their barges, but a firefight began at 4 A.M. after the forces made landfall. It is unclear who fired first, but fighting continued until 5 P.M on July 6th when angry workers and allies declared victory and forced detectives to run through a bloody gauntlet on their way back to the ships. In all, nine workers and three detectives were killed and many more wounded as a result of the fighting.