Palmito Ranch Battlefield

Also known as: Palmito (or Palmetto) Hill Battlefield, 41CF93
Between TX 4 (Boca Chica Hwy.) and the Rio Grande, approximately 12 mi. E of Brownsville, Brownsville, Texas

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Description 

The battle at Palmito Ranch was the last of the Civil War, fought a month after Lee's surrender. With the defeat, the Confederates lost their access to trade with Mexico and Europe through ships anchored in the Gulf of Mexico off the mouth of the Rio Grande. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, September 25, 1997

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on June 23, 1993
Reference number
93000266
Area of significance
Military
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
D - Information Potential; A - Event
Property type
Site
Historic function
Battle site
Current function
Agricultural fields
Period of significance
1850-1874
Significant year
1865
Number of properties
Contributing sites: 2
Non-contributing buildings: 11
Non-contributing sites: 6