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youngamerican (ahoy hoy) 02:25, 11 June 2007 (UTC)

vandalism[edit]

Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism is a good start. youngamerican (wtf?) 15:38, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

I have replied at User talk:JimWae[edit]

--JimWae 20:25, 1 November 2007 (UTC)

Jones-Imboden Raid[edit]

Hi, I was surprised that there was no article on this raid so I created it. I would appreciate it if you would take a look at it. I double checked the information in several sources and I think it is accurate. Thanks, Dubyavee (talk) 20:54, 10 February 2009 (UTC)

Hi. Nice job on the article. I took a quick pass through and gave you some formatting assistance. I did not have the energy to search out all of the town names that you included, so you should investigate which of those should be turned into wiki links -- town names are frequently linked in these articles. Hal Jespersen (talk) 00:49, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Constitutionality of West Virginia Statehood[edit]

I find the article on the history of WV interesting, but it doesn't really explain how the Federal Government was able to admit a state into the Union whose territoy had come from another state without the permission of that said state. The Federal Government did not recognize VA's secession, so carving WV out of VA without VA's approval seems a bit unconstitutional.

Also, do you know if there was ever a movement to reuinte the two Virginias? Thanks 98.221.131.77 (talk) 01:17, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

    • Hi. A Supreme Court ruling early in the 19th Cent. gave the president of the US the right to recognize any rival governments within a state, and Lincoln recognized the Wheeling government as the legitimate, loyal government of Virginia. Once Wheeling had that recognition they were able to form a government, with a governor and legislature, and that government eventually granted itself, basically, permission to form a new state. Congress had a right to refuse that new state, but once Congress did approve, the last obstacle would have been a presidential veto, but Lincoln was persuaded to sign the statehood bill. The constitutionality of the state has never been directly challenged, the only challenge was to West Virginia's claim to 2 counties, Berkeley and Jefferson, and the Court ruled in favor of WV.

As far as re-uniting, as one US Congressman said, we have the means to create new states, but are we able to recreate them once they have been split? Virginia approached the Wheeling government about reunification in the late 1860's, but Wheeling at that time was even more radical than it had been during the war and wouldn't even consider it. The people at no time were ever given the choice. If you want to read about the constitutionality of WV, here is a digitized version of JG Randall's "Constitutional Problems Under Lincoln", the WV essay is about the last one. http://libsysdigi.library.uiuc.edu/OCA/Books2009-06/constitutionalpr00rand/

  • Thanks, but I have one more question now: Instead of forming a new state, why didn't the Wheeling government just claim to be the legitimate government of all of Virginia? The idea being that after the Civil War, the Wheeling Government would then control the state in its entirety. Or was there a fear that upon Union victory, the Federal Government would readmit Virginia and recognize the Richmond government, effectively ending the Wheeling government's legitimacy? 98.221.131.77 (talk) 02:21, 27 August 2009 (UTC)

History of Virginia[edit]

Hi there, thanks for the note. I don't usually get involved in the article History of Virginia. It's a mess, and beyond my interest to fix up. Over time, I've made it worse by dumping the various overly detailed paragraphs that get added to the history section at main article on Virginia onto the subarticle, without trying to work them in. But in general, we don't need all that much on the split between the states on that article, and it probably should focus on what it meant to (the state that is now) Virginia. Somethings that I think make some sense in the article include the 1991 border commission, which might go in the Modern history section, and information on why the states didn't rejoin after the war. I also think the division of West Virginian soldiers that was added yesterday is good.

However, I agree that some of the edits from yesterday are not encyclopedia in style, and unnecessarily confrontational. I think the first move in any content dispute is post on the talk page, Talk:History of Virginia, and see if we can get a discussion going. Otherwise, would you want me go in and try to work on any of this? I don't think you should surrender from editing Virginia related articles quite yet.-- Patrick {oѺ} 19:35, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Suggestion for WikiProject United States to support WikiProject West Virginia[edit]

It was recently suggested that WikiProject West Virginia might be inactive or semiactive and it might be beneficial to include it in the list of projects supported by WikiProject United States. I have started a discussion on the projects talk page soliciting the opinions of the members of the project if this project would be interested in being supported by WikiProject United States. Please feel free to comment on your opinions about this suggestion. --Kumioko (talk) 19:55, 6 July 2011 (UTC)

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CSA states GIF mock-up 02/07/2012[edit]

Please check behind me on my comments, especially relative to WV. Also, I took a shot at rewriting the VA to WV paragraph under the article Confederate States of America#States beginning "In Virginia, several populous northwestern counties..." Thanks. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 21:15, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

History of Virginia[edit]

I tried a shot at History of Virginia intro rewrite into four paragraphs. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 01:13, 8 February 2012 (UTC)

CSA flag RFC[edit]

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a) sourced as flown everywhere in the Confederacy, 1861-1864,
b) sourced as "not satisfactory" at the time 1863-1865, or
c) sourced as "never" seen by 1865 participants. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 23:33, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

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Wikimedia Commons image[edit]

Hey Dubyavee, I noticed that you had uploaded an escaped slave broadside from Hampshire County dated 1845. Would you happen to know which of Hampshire County's two newspapers in operation at that time? I'm expanding Virginia Argus and Hampshire Advertiser and believe that this broadside may have originated from this paper, although the South Branch Intelligencer was also printed in Romney at this time. Any assistance you could provide would be of the greatest help! -- Caponer (talk) 14:23, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the info Dubyavee--much appreciated! Happy New Year, sir! -- Caponer (talk) 01:11, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

Valley View (Romney, West Virginia)[edit]

Hey Dubyavee, I recently completed the article for Valley View (Romney, West Virginia), a former plantation north of Romney, hence my interest in the List of plantations in West Virginia. Since you did such an awesome and thorough job in writing the History of slavery in West Virginia article, I was wondering if you could sanity check and review this article and provide any suggestions or edits. It's more architecturally-focused, and less slavery-focused, but I like your writing style. In the meantime, I'm still trying to identify and add former plantations in West Virginia to the aforementioned list, and I will be writing a few paragraphs as a lead in utilizing some of the sources you used for your article. As always, any guidance you could provide would be of the greatest help! Thanks again! Also, you may also be interest in taking a look at another recent article for Wappocomo (Romney, West Virginia). -- Caponer (talk) 16:31, 3 January 2014 (UTC)

regarding your recent edit[edit]

a discussion has been started here regarding your edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrators%27_noticeboard/Incidents#Mint_Julep.2C_clear_vandalism

If you wish to discuss this you are welcome to reply on my talk page or the ani board, thank you for your contributions.Drinkreader (talk) 18:37, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Virginia in the American Civil War[edit]

It seems that this may be stale, which I am learning is the kiss of death at WP, three years old is stale, but I made an observation or two at Virginia in the American Civil War#West Virginia following your dialogue with Rjensen. I generally defer to Rjensen, but I wondered if there was something more to be added describing the western Virginians...if not, not. Thanks anyway. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 09:41, 16 February 2014 (UTC)

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Wheeling conventions[edit]

Hey. I'm expanding the Virginia Conventions article, and wonder if the Second Wheeling Convention in 1861 should qualify establishing a Restored Government of Virginia. Do you know of any sources for the Convention other than Virgil A. Lewis, How West Virginia Was Made, 1909? TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 16:44, 8 May 2016 (UTC)

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Consideration at Virginia in the American Civil War[edit]

At Virginia in the American Civil War, an editor over the past few months has added another photo to the gallery at “Notable Civil War leaders (Confederate)", making the category one more than that for “Notable Civil War leaders (Union)”. In keeping with our agreed perspective that the Civil War was a war of brothers in Virginia just as much as Kentucky or Tennessee, I hoped that you might be able to supply another photo to the Union side of Virginia’s ledger, I guess another easterner would be best, as there is little point in simply replicating "West Virginians in the American Civil War". But my rationale for those I listed from the west had careers in the Virginia Assembly, the Convention of 1850, the Convention of 1861, or the Restored Government of Virginia -- they were not exclusively or primarily West Virginia careers.

I note that western born post-war West Virginia U.S. Senator Alan T. Caperton was one of those serving as a Virginia Confederate Senator, but he is not in the list of West Virginians at the West Virginia in the American Civil War. Well, thanks in advance for any help. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 18:44, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Virginia Convention debates[edit]

Thanks for the previous assist at Virginia in the American Civil War. At Virginia Conventions I am expanding the article from a sort of hagiography for the First Five Conventions of the Revolutionary period, to include representing some of the delegate speeches in debates from each Convention including the later general conventions through 1902 and short summary sections on the 20th Century limited conventions and constitutional commissions.

I have little in my secondary sources for either the Wheeling delegate speeches or for the Restored Convention of 1864 in Alexandria abolishing slavery in Virginia. I see that there is a copy online of Virgil A. Lewis, How West Virginia Was Made, Proceedings of the First Con- vention...And the Journal of the Second Convention...at Wheeling, but is there a collection of notable speeches excerpted in a secondary source, like that found for the Richmond Secession Convention in Freehling's "Showdown in Virginia"? TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 22:14, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Virginia Conventions[edit]

I've completed a first run through from the sources readily available to me to write up the Virginia Conventions, including the Second Wheeling Convention, First Session which I believe to be most applicable to Virginia history. Any contribution or comment would be welcome. It is classified as a start class article. Thanks in advance. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 07:47, 4 October 2016 (UTC)

Condition of the Unconditional Union Party article[edit]

FYI. Amazingly, there is no mention of Virginia and West Virginia’s Unconditional Union Party membership during the Civil War at the article. It focuses on Missouri, and “other” border states, mainly Maryland. TheVirginiaHistorian (talk) 05:29, 10 November 2016 (UTC)

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WV claims[edit]

Hi, my last reply at Talk:West Virginia was meant to go at the bottom but since I am on an Iphone it is difficult for me to move it, if you could move it to the bottom for me it would be ok with me. Thanks. 172.58.185.136 (talk) 14:36, 8 June 2017 (UTC)