On This Day
in West Virginia History...

Abraham Lincoln

President Abraham Lincoln signed the West Virginia statehood bill on December 31, 1862.

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Accounts of Lincoln's Signing of the Statehood Bill
Lincoln Approves the Statehood Bill
Opinion of Abraham Lincoln on the Admission of West Virginia
"Lincoln and the Vast Question of West Virginia"
Lincoln's Statehood Proclamation
West Virginia Statehood

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