History Channel Miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys” Begins Memorial Day

The story of the Hatfield and McCoy Feud, which took place in Pike County, Kentucky and across the Tug River into West Virginia, is about to be revisited with the upcoming miniseries “Hatfields & McCoys”, staring Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton. The miniseries will explore the story of Randolph McCoy and Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield, depicting how disagreements between both of their families snowballed into a violent feud that claimed the lives of many on both sides. The History Channel and their affiliates are also producing other Hatfield and McCoy related programming, such as a special Hatfield McCoy Feud themed “The American Pickers” episode and a documentary on the Hatfield McCoy Feud.

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Hatfield and McCoy Feud: William Anderson “Cap” Hatfield II

William Anderson “Cap” Hatfield II is the second oldest of Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield’s children. His nickname is derived from Devil Anse’s other nickname, “Captain”, which he obtained during his service in the Civil War. When his older brother Johnse Hatfield removed himself from the feud, it was Cap that replaced him as Devil Anse’s Lieutenant. In the book titled The Hatfields, Cap was “heavyset with a powerful bull-like neck, a thick pug nose which stood out prominently on a round face covered with a stubbled beard. Continue reading “Hatfield and McCoy Feud: William Anderson “Cap” Hatfield II”