Boca Chica in Cameron County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Battle of Palmito Ranch
Erected 1990 by Texas Historical Commission. (Marker Number 327.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 25° 57.696′ N, 97° 18.096′ W. Marker is in Boca Chica, Texas, in Cameron County. Marker can be reached from Boca Chica Boulevard (State Highway 4) 0.1 miles east of Palmito Hill Road, on the right when traveling east. Marker is approximately 12 miles east of Brownsville, Texas and about one mile north of the Rio Grande River. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Boca Chica Boulevard, 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. Last Battle of the Civil War (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Camp Belknap (approx. 4½ miles away); Port of Matamoros (approx. 10 miles away); Palo Alto Battlefield (approx. 11.7 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. 12½ miles away); a different marker also named 1912 Cameron County Jail (approx. 12½ miles away).
More about this marker. Designated National Historic Landmark, 1997.
Also see . . .
1. Handbook of Texas History. (Submitted on September 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Battle of Palmito Ranch. (Submitted on September 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
The Confederate forces were helped in this one sided engagement by the loan of artillery pieces from the French army who were occupying Matamoros at that time.
— Submitted February 25, 2012, by Joseph P. Linck of Brownsville, Texas.
Additional keywords. 34th Indiana Veteran Infantry Regiment; 61st U.S. Colored Infantry; USCT; Trans-Mississippi Theater; John J. Williams.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 11, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,040 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 4, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.