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United States Senator John Carlile, who voted against West Virginia
statehood
United States Senator John Carlile, who voted against West Virginia statehood


On July 14, 1862, the United States Senate approved statehood for West Virginia by a vote of 23-17.

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United States Senate Debate on West Virginia Statehood, July 14, 1862
Statehood


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