So tell me son, which 'government' is the REAL government of the state of Virginia/West Virginia?<quoted text> Homer get a clue. When Virginia seceded from the US half stayed in. That part was still Virginia. The dully elected legislature voted to change the name. No new state was created because that part of Virginia still belonged to the USA. The other half of Virginia belonged to the CSA.
Depending on your answer, I may/may not stop looking for Jefferson Davis' US presidential picture!