June 1861: Kanawha (aka West Virginia) secedes from the Confederacy

TEEGARDEN: HISTORICAL NOTES ABOUT OTHER STATES The creation of West Virginia as a territory and then a state in the early days of the Civil War is every bit as interesting as it is ignored in U.S. history. We typically think of the July 21, 1861 Battle of First Manassas (or First Bull Run) as […]

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