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Palmito Ranch Battlefield

Appearing today much as it did in 1865, most of the Palmito Ranch (or Palmito Hill) battlefield is in an undeveloped, remote area within the Palmito Ranch National Historic Landmark. There is limited battlefield interpretation except for a marker and some signage on Boca Chica Highway (Texas State Highway 4) 14 miles east of Brownsville near where Palmito Ranch originally stood.

Palmito Ranch Battlefield: What's Nearby

Brownsville, TX
Fort Brown and Historic Brownsville Museum
Brownsville, TX
The Rosenberg Library/Galveston and Texas History Center
Galveston, TX
Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library Building
Austin, TX

Preservation

The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 3 acres at Palmito Ranch Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Brownsville, TX | May 12, 1865
Result: Confederate Victory
Estimated Casualties
123
Union
117
Confed.
6