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First Wheeling Convention


Apr 17, 1861

Virginia Secession Convention voted 88-55 to submit an Ordinance of Secession to the state’s voters

Other events that happened on or around April 17, 1861

Apr 22, 1861

John Carlile led a preliminary convention held in Clarksburg

Other events that happened on or around April 22, 1861

May 13, 1861

The First Wheeling Convention met in Wheeling to decide western Virginia’s response if Virginia seceded from the United States

Other events that happened on or around May 13, 1861

May 23, 1861

A majority of Virginia voters approved the Ordinance of Secession

Other events that happened on or around May 23, 1861

Jun 04, 1861

Counties in northwestern Virginia chose delegates to represent them at the Second Wheeling Convention

Jun 11, 1861

The Second Wheeling Convention convened

Other events that happened on or around June 11, 1861


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