What is Juneteenth?

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 1:59pm -- yountj
College of Arts & Science

Americans typically cite the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia at the Appomattox Court House in April 1865 as the official end of the Civil War, but in Border States such as Missouri and in southern states such as Texas the war raged on. In Missouri, Confederate holdouts and guerillas continued to terrorize the local populace while trying to stay a step ahead of federal soldiers tasked with hunting them down. Missouri had been under Union military control for most of the Civil War.

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