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Bob Arrington said:
I wrote to the historical commission in Charleston about an error on the marker near Dr. Hoge’s house. They replied that it was the responsibility of the local society to correct it. The marker states that Dr. Hoge voted against the secession ordinance and never returned to Richmond, but this is wrong. His name is signed to the bottom of the secession ordinance, so he clearly returned to Richmond at some point in June. There are 29 signatures from West Virginia delegates, there was a total of 49 delegates, so most of West Virginia’s delegates eventually supported the ordinance.
Brandon Ray Kirk said:
Thank you for providing the correct history here at the blog.