The Virginia Ordinance of Secession

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The Virginia Ordinance of Secession

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Virginia politics, secession from the Union

Description

The Virginia Ordinance of Secession, dated April 17, 1861, declares that the bond between Virginia and the United States of America, under the U.S. Constitution, is dissolved. Delegates at the Virginia Convention of 1861 voted 88–55 to approve the ordinance on April 17 and a statewide referendum confirmed secession on May 23.

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“The Virginia Ordinance of Secession,” Mapping the Civil War in Arlington, accessed June 15, 2024, https://mtcwia.com/items/show/179.

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