by ©2021 Sarah Becker                                                                         Juneteenth             On June 19th, 1865, Union Major General Gordon Granger entered Galveston, Texas, and announced the end of the Civil War, the belated end of southern slavery.  General Order No. 3: “The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a [January 1, 1863] proclamation from the Executive […]