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Palmito Ranch Battlefield

Brownsville, Texas
County of Cameron.
South of TX State Highway 4 (Boca Chica Highway)
National Register Number: 93000266
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - battle site. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: TX-27 Certified Local Government: YES
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - September 25, 1997):
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.

There are no threats to the landmark at this time.

The Texas Historical Commission with the National Park Service held an event on site to educate the public on the significanse of the battlefield.

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