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When did Virginia secede from the Union and join the Confederacy?


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Virginia voted to secede on Apr. 17, 1861. The secession vote was ratified by the citizens of Virginia on May 23. Virginia then existed as an independent republic until it joined the Confederacy on June. 19, 1861.

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