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Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood
May 13, 1861


Richmond Enquirer
May 15, 1861

Convention at Wheeling

Alexandria, May 13—The Union Convention met at Wheeling to-day, for the purpose of forming a separated State. It is rumored that over thirty counties are represented—The result of the proceedings has not been ascertained.


Timeline of West Virginia: Civil War and Statehood: May 1861

West Virginia Archives and History