Act of March 21, 1864, Public Law 38-30, 13 STAT 30, which admitted Nevada as a state in the Union and enabled its people to form a constitution and state government, 3/21/1864
General Records of the United States Government
National Archives Identifier: 299819
In an effort to ensure Abraham Lincoln’s reelection in 1864, Nevada’s path to statehood was expedited by Union sympathizers during the Civil War. Ultimately it would admitted to the Union on October 31, 1864, just eight days before the Presidential Election.