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Civil War: The competent Gov. Pierpont

November 19, 2013
By DAVE McKAIN

Several times I have been asked about the events at Wheeling creating West Virginia. It is confusing there was a "reformed" Virginia government in the Union, with a governor and legislature and members of Congress. There was also a Virginia in the Confederacy. So, what happened to the reformed government after West Virginia was formed in 1863? What happened to Gov. Pierpont? Wasn't he governor? Wasn't he governor of West Virginia?

 
 

 

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