Tag Archives: Juneteenth

Granger’s Juneteenth Orders and the Limiting of Freedom

Juneteenth is recognized as the symbolic end of slavery in the United States. Galveston, Texas, held out as a Confederate stronghold after Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Once occupied by Union forces, Major General Gordon Granger established his headquarters … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Juneteenth – Celebrating Freedom

Posting this weekender earlier than usual so there’s time to register and attend the free virtual tour today about the Civil War and Emancipation at Montpelier! Details and registration below. June 19, 1865. It had been over two years since … Continue reading

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The Significance of June 19 in the Civil War Era—and Beyond

Amidst seemingly constant reminders that genuine equality for all in the United States remains elusive, it is worth remembering that today, June 19, has repeatedly been a momentous one for the cause of American freedom—particularly with regard to race.  While … Continue reading

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ECW Weekender: Save These Dates and Head To Prince William County

Save the dates! Prince William County (Virginia) is hosting some great events and highlighting lots of local history with Civil War ties this summer. Some are free, others require registration and a small; all offer a chance to explore sites … Continue reading

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