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Second Wheeling Convention


May 23, 1861

A majority of Virginia voters approved the Ordinance of Secession

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May 26, 1861

General George B. McClellan moved his troops to western Virginia to counter Confederate efforts to control the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad

Jun 11, 1861

One hundred delegates representing 34 counties met at the Second Wheeling Convention

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Jun 19, 1861

The convention adopted an ordinance to reorganize Virginia as a loyal state

Jun 20, 1861

Delegates to the Second Wheeling Convention elected Francis H. Pierpont as the governor of Virginia

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Jun 25, 1861

The Second Wheeling Convention adjourned, to reconvene on August 6

Jul 01, 1861

Governor Pierpont called the legislature of the Reorganized (also called Restored) Government into session

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Aug 06, 1861

The Second Wheeling Convention reconvened

Aug 20, 1861

The Second Wheeling Convention adopted an “Ordinance to Provide for the Formation of a New State out of a Portion of the Territory of this State”

Aug 21, 1861

Its work done, the Second Wheeling Convention adjourned sine die

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Oct 24, 1861

Voters in northwestern Virginia approved formation of a new state

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