On This Day In History

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On July 19 1861 a commitee of prominent Unionist Virginians met in Wheeling Virginia to establish their own government they also elected a governer for their new government Frances H. Pierpont was the new elected govener.  West Virginia would go on to become a state in 1863.  It was the only state to be admitted to the Union during the Civil War.

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Published in: on July 20, 2009 at 12:28 am  Comments Off on On This Day In History  
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