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On This Day in West Virginia History, April 17th

April 17, 2023

Mountaineer News

Vintage West Virginia

On April 17, 1861, delegates of the Richmond Convention approved an ordinance of secession, leading to the withdrawal of Virginia from the Union.

Learn more: Richmond Convention Virginia Ordinance of Secession Voting Results on the Virginia Ordinance of Secession A Bit of History: Recollections of the Richmond Convention Document-Based Questions

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