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

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Virginia Ordinance of Secession
Voting Results on the Virginia Ordinance of Secession
A Bit of History: Recollections of the Richmond Convention



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