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Near Brownsville in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Last Battle of the Civil War

 
 
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By Brian Anderson, July 23, 2016
1. Last Battle of the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  At this site the last battle of the Civil War, known as Palmito Hill, was fought by Confederate troops under Colonel John S. (Rip) Ford and Union Forces on May 13, 1865, 34 Days After Lee's Surrender at Appomatox
 
Erected 1936 by State of Texas. (Marker Number 16054.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Texas 1936 Centennial Markers and Monuments series list.
 
Location. 25° 57.575′ N, 97° 18.203′ W. Marker is near Brownsville, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker can be reached from Palmitto Hill Road 0.1 miles south of Boca Chica Boulevard (State Highway 4). Marker is located approximately 14 miles east of Brownsville. From Brownsville, take Boca Chica Boulevard. Turn right on Palmitto Hill Road. There is a large parking area off the right side of the road with a short trail that leads to an observation platform. The marker and several interpretive panels describing the battle are located near the observation
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By Brian Anderson, July 23, 2016
2. Last Battle of the Civil War Marker
platform. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brownsville TX 78521, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 13 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Battle of Palmito Ranch (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Camp Belknap (approx. 4.6 miles away); Port of Matamoros (approx. 10.2 miles away); Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 11.6 miles away); The Battle of Palo Alto (approx. 11.7 miles away); a different marker also named Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 11.7 miles away); 1912 Cameron County Jail (approx. 12.4 miles away); a different marker also named 1912 Cameron County Jail (approx. 12.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brownsville.
 
Also see . . .  Battle of Palmitto Ranch - The Handbook of Texas Online. Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) (Submitted on June 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 9, 2018. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2018, by Brian Anderson of Atascocita, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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