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Benjamine Halford killed man in self-defense

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By Linda Hanabarger

Hurricane Township in the northwestern corner of Fayette County was a hotbed of Southern sympathy during the Civil War.
There was a great deal of unrest throughout the county because a group of outlaws, numbering in the hundreds, roamed throughout a five-county area including Bond, Montgomery and Fayette, terrorizing the people, murdering, thieving and burning bridges.
The following story was shared with me by Audrey Probst and Jean Vail, and took place in the home of Elias Richmond on Richmond Hill at the eastern end of the village of Fillmore.


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