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In Washington, the House of Representatives votes to confirm the transfer of two Virginia counties to West Virginia.

West Virginia, 1863, zoomable map
02/06/1866
The House of Representatives voted 112-24 the official transfer of Jefferson and Berkeley Counties from Virginia to West Virginia.  As Virginia counties, both had voted for secession in 1861 but had been included in the new state of West Virginia from 1863.  Court cases were pending with Virginia challenging the action but against strong Democrat opposition Congress voted to confirm the transfer.  The Senate voted 32-5 to concur on March 6, 1866.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Edward McPherson (ed.), A Handbook of Politics for 1868 (Washington, DC: Philp and Solomons, 1868), 116.

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