The Battle of Palmito Ranch

Pretty amazing what little gems you find on the road side. We just pulled over to see what the historic marker. I should get a book with all the historic markers and their explanations. I would have loved if there were some sort of platform so you can overlook the land a bit better. There was a dirt road but I was not sure if it was allowed to drive there.

From Wikipedia…

The Battle of Palmito Ranch, also known as the Battle of Palmito Hill, is generally recognized as the final battle of the American Civil War. It was fought May 12 and 13, 1865, on the banks of the Rio Grandeeast of Brownsville, Texas and a few miles from the seaport of Los Brazos de Santiago, more than a month after Robert E. Lee had surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant in the Eastern Theater. Though the Battle of Appomattox Court House is identified as the last major battle of the war, Palmito Ranch was the last engagement between organized forces of the Union Army and Confederate States Army involving casualties.

 

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3 thoughts on “The Battle of Palmito Ranch

  1. Wow! I have always had an interest in anything Civil War. So many men lost their lives, brother against brother, The battles were epic and heroes abound on both sides. It is very humbling to visit the national cemetery’s in there honor. They were all Americans. RIP

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  2. We always like stopping and finding something random like these. With so many people having phones with data plans, you can look it up and learn so much! In the “old” days you had to wait to find an encyclopedia (if you could remember what to look up!)

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