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Cogswell Pepperbox wrote: Also then, what was the legal footing, from a Federal point of view, for the secession of West Virginia from Virginia ?

In this case, the Pierpont government in Wheeling was recognized as the functioning Virginia state government.
 
It passed the Constitutional requirements for creating a new state from itself.
 
It certainly was a sham, but at least it was a legal sham ;)

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