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  Battle Of Palmito Ranch
On May 12, Barrett led a mixed force of 800 fl and white Union infantry and cavalry in attacking a Confederate outpost on the banks of the Rio Grande at Palmito Ranch, 12 miles from Brownsville, and captured the place.
The Confederates suffered only five minor wounds in the skirmish at Palmito Ranch, while 30 Union soldiers were killed or wounded and another 113 were captured.
The last fighting by land forces of any size during the war, Palmito Ranch was a Confederate victory.
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 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Battle of Palmito Ranch
The American Civil War Battle of Palmito Ranch was fought on May 12 - 13, 1865, and in the kaleidoscope of events following the surrender of Robert E. Lee army, was nearly ignored.
Why the needless battle even happened remains something of a mystery — perhaps Union Colonel Theodore H. Barrett had political aspirations.
It is worthy to note that private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and probably the last of the war.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/ba/Battle_of_Palmito_Ranch   (346 words)

  
  Battle of Palmito Ranch
The American Civil War Battle of Palmito Ranch was fought on May 12 - 13, 1865, and in the kaleidoscope of events following the surrender of Robert E. Lee army, was nearly ignored.
Why the needless battle even happened remains something of a mystery — perhaps Union Colonel Theodore H. Barrett had political aspirations.
It is worthy to note that private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and probably the last of the war.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ba/Battle_of_Palmito_Ranch.html   (313 words)

  
 Battery B, 4th U.S. Light Artillery - The Battle of Palmito Ranch
Less than a month after the Battle of Palmito Ranch, the war would be officially over and the Confederate States of America extinct.
In this last engagement, primarily in defense of the Southern economy, Texans won the battle and the claim to the last land battle of the Civil War.
Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and likely the last man to die in the Civil War.
www.batteryb.com /palmito_ranch.html   (987 words)

  
 Palmito Ranch, the Last Battle of the Civil War
Palmito Ranch is considered the last battle of the Civil War.
After torching more supplies at Palmito Ranch, and moving forward a few miles, they were forced into a firefight.
The Federals formed a battle line which was pounded by the Rebel's artillery.
www.buffalosoldier.net /PalmitoRanch,LastBattleoftheCivilWar.htm   (509 words)

  
 Battle of Palmito Ranch
Under Barrett's command the column moved on Palmito Ranch once more, and a "sharp engagement" took place in a thicket along the riverbank between Barrett's 500 troops and Roberson's 190 Confederates.
Ford wrote that the battle from its beginning had been "a run," and demonstrated "how fast demoralized men could get over ground." The Confederates chased the federals for seven miles to Brazos Island.
Ironically, at the same time as the battle of Palmito Ranch, the Confederate governors of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Texas were authorizing Kirby Smith to disband his armies and end the war.
www.geocities.com /wilburngenealogy/palmitoranch.html   (3161 words)

  
 Battle of Palmito Ranch at AllExperts
The American Civil War Battle of Palmito Ranch was fought on May 12 – May 13, 1865, and in the kaleidoscope of events following the surrender of Robert E. Lee's army, was nearly ignored.
Like the Battle of New Orleans, it occurs after the war was over and therefore could not affect the outcome.
It is worth noting that private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and probably the last combat casualty of the war.
en.allexperts.com /e/b/ba/battle_of_palmito_ranch.htm   (546 words)

  
 Battle of Palmito Ranch Information
Like the war's first big battle at First Bull Run, which also yielded little gain for either side, the battle is recorded as a Confederate victory.
Like the Battle of New Orleans, it occurs after the war was over and therefore could not affect the outcome.
It is worth noting that private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and probably the last combat casualty of the war.
www.bookrags.com /Battle_of_Palmito_Ranch   (419 words)

  
 The Final Fury: Palmito Ranch, the Last Battle of the Civil War
He trots out tortured "ironies," such as the battle ended with a shot being fired eastward just as happened at Fort Sumter, the first battle, and that both were Confederate victories.
But unlike Sumter, Palmito Ranch didn't change much of anything, and the central problem for Tucker may be the insignificance of his story.
The author's main assertion, that this battle was somehow significant, holds as little water as the Laguna Madre.
www.usingenglish.com /amazon/us/0811706524.html   (894 words)

  
 Battle Summary: Palmito Ranch, TX
Exhausted, having been up most of the night, Branson secreted his command in a thicket and among weeds on the banks of the Rio Grande and allowed his men to sleep.
At Palmito Ranch, they destroyed the rest of the supplies not torched the day before and continued on.
This was the last battle in the Civil War.
www2.cr.nps.gov /abpp/battles/tx005.htm   (540 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Profile For James Durney: Reviews   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Olustee is one of the battles where the USCT is a major force on the field.
The battle of Palmito Ranch could be the saddest battle history you will ever read.
Battles and Leaders is the mold for Civil War history, what we expect and want.
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 The Dispatch - Serving the Lexington, NC - News   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Like the war's first big battle at First Bull Run, which also yielded little gain for either side, the battle is recorded as a Confederate victory.
Like the Battle of New Orleans, it occurs after the war was over and therefore could not affect the outcome.
It is worth noting that private John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana Volunteer Infantry was the last man killed at the Battle at Palmito Ranch, and probably the last combat casualty of the war.
www.the-dispatch.com /apps/pbcs.dll/section?category=NEWS&template=wiki&text=Battle_of_Palmito_Ranch   (405 words)

  
 Island Breeze - A product of the Valley Morning Star, South Padre Island, Texas
At least four different armies camped at this sandy hill covered in mesquite and saw grass, and one of this area’s oldest ranches was located there.
Perhaps the oldest name is Los Mogotes, translated as “wooded hills,” because it was part of the ranch of the same name.
It is a well known fact that the last battle of the American Civil War was fought at Palmito Ranch, some nine miles south of Port Isabel along the banks of the Rio Grande.
www.spislandbreeze.com /history.php   (1390 words)

  
 ALCWMB - Old Archives   (Site not responding. Last check: )
What you may be referring to is the Battle of Blakely Alabama which took place in April of 1865.
It was the last battle east of the Mississippi.
I’m not certain what was meant by a battle fought 100 years latter.
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 Civil War Facts - Page 2
In the battle of Gettysburg, 1,100 ambulances were in use.
This was a far cry from the second battle of Bull Run, when many of the wounded were left on the field in the rain, heat, and sun for three or four days.
At the Battle of First Bull Run or Manassas, between 8,000 and 10,000 bullets were fired for every man killed or wounded.
www.legendsofamerica.com /AH-CivilWarFacts2.html   (868 words)

  
 Amazon.frĀ : The Last Battle of the Civil War: Palmetto Ranch: Livres en anglais: Jeffrey W. Hunt   (Site not responding. Last check: )
On May 12-13, the last battle of the Civil War had been fought at the southernmost tip of Texas--resulting in a Confederate victory.
Although Palmetto Ranch did nothing to change the war's outcome, it added the final irony to a conflict replete with ironies, unexpected successes, and lost opportunities.
He also demonstrates that, far from fleeing the battle in a panic as some have asserted, the African American troops played a vital role in preventing the Union defeat from becoming a rout.
www.amazon.fr /Last-Battle-Civil-War-Palmetto/dp/0292734611   (467 words)

  
 Battle Summary: Palmito Ranch, TX
Branson promptly led his men off to attack a Confederate camp at Palmito Ranch.
Branson and his men remained at the site to feed themselves and their horses but, at 3:00 pm, a sizable Confederate force appeared, influencing the Federals to retire to White’s Ranch.
Many combatants reported that firing came from the Mexican shore and that some Imperial Mexican forces crossed the Rio Grande but did not take part in the battle.
www.nps.gov /history/hps/abpp/battles/tx005.htm   (540 words)

  
 Handbook of Texas Online:
Realizing that any hope of surprising the Confederates was lost, Branson immediately resumed his march toward Brownsville.
At Palmito Ranch the federals encountered Capt. George Roberson's 190-man company of Lt. Col.
Texas Cavalry Regiment, and additional companies from Giddings's battalion, as well as a six-gun battery of field artillery under the command of Capt. O.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/PP/qfp1.html   (1174 words)

  
 City of Brownsville, Texas - "On the Border by the Sea" : : W E L C O M E !
In 1835, Texas declared her independence from Mexico, resulting in a war which was won by the Texans at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836.
In 1845, when Texas was admitted into the United States, and soon after the first battle of this war, which was fought at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Fort Taylor was renamed Fort Brown in honor of Major Jacob Brown, who was killed directing his defenses against Mexican forces.
The last battle of the Civil War, the Battle of Palmito Ranch, was fought on a field located a short distance from Brownsville, on May 12th and13th, 1865, nearly five weeks after Confederate General Robert E.Lee had surrendered at Appomattox, Virginia, ending the Civil War.
www.ci.brownsville.tx.us /history.asp   (0 words)

  
 Last American Civil War battle ever. Battle of Palmito Ranch.
On May 12 and May 13, 1865 the Battle of Palmito Ranch was fought in Texas.
Although the battle resulted in a Confederate victory it had no outcome in the Civil War as Confederate general Kirby Smith surrendered his Texas armies on May 26.
The Battle of Palmito Ranch was the last battle fought in the American Civil War, resulting in 130 soldiers either killed or wounded.
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 TEXAS, THE CIVIL WAR, AND RECONSTRUCTION
Battle of Galveston - Jan 1,1863 - Galveston, the most important seaport in Texas, was recaptured by Texan forces and remained in Confederate hands for the duration of the Civil War.
Battle of Palmito Ranch - May 12, 1865 - Confederate forces in South Texas under John S. Ford won the last battle of the Civil War (fought over a month after Lee surrendered to Grant).
Although there were few battles fought on Texas soil, the people of Texas felt the effects of the Civil War.
www.angelfire.com /tx2/misterT/TEXASandtheCivilWar.html   (558 words)

  
 Dallas Historical Society - Bound for Texas: The Civil War
The last battle of the Civil War was fought near Brownsville on May 11, 1865.
The battle of Palmito Ranch was a Confederate victory, but came a month after General Robert E. Lee had formally surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant, thus ending the war.
News of Lee's surrender arrived after the battle, which caused many of the victorious Texans to flee the state, refusing to surrender or believe they had lost the war.
www.dallashistory.org /history/texas/civil_war.htm   (483 words)

  
 Civil War at Decades.com [Battle: Palmito Ranch]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Exhausted, having been up most of the night, Branson secreted his command in a thicket and among weeds on the banks of the Rio Grande and allowed his men to sleep.
At Palmito Ranch, they destroyed the rest of the supplies not torched the day before and continued on.
This was the last battle in the Civil War.
www.decades.com /civilwar/battles/tx005.htm   (509 words)

  
 Texas Monthly: Lone on the Range
Hays led the Rangers in many important Indian battles in Central Texas, and fought with such boldness that he was nicknamed "Bravo Too Much" by an Indian companion.
Hays was the first Ranger to use the new five-shot revolver invented by Samuel Colt, and one of his men, Samuel Walker, suggested improvements to the weapon that were incorporated into a new, much heavier six-shot weapon that became known as the Walker Colt.
During the Civil War he commanded the 2nd Texas Cavalry and took part in the battle of Palmito Ranch, one of the last battles of the war.
www.texasmonthly.com /ranch/ranger/famous.php   (681 words)

  
 May 13
1568 - Battle of Langside: the forces of Mary Queen of Scots are defeated by a confederacy of Scottish Protestants under James Stewart, Earl of Moray[?], her half-brother.
1864 - American Civil War: Battle of Resaca[?] - the battle begins with Union General Sherman fighting toward Atlanta.
1865 - American Civil War: Battle of Palmito Ranch - In far south Texas, more than a month after Confederate General Lee's surrender, the last land battle of the civil war ends with a Union victory.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/ma/May_13.html   (534 words)

  
 The Texas State Senate - Eddie Lucio, Jr.
At the Battle of Palo Alto, now a national historic site in Brownsville, United States and Mexican troops fought the first major battle of a two-year war on May 8, 1846.
On May 13, 1865, more than a month after the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee, the Battle of Palmito Ranch, and the last land action of the Civil War, occurred near Brownsville between Union and Confederate soldiers, which terminated the Confederate stronghold in the area.
These battles and occupations demonstrate that South Texas played a vital role in shaping this country's government and protecting the rights that our forefathers earned.
www.senate.state.tx.us /75r/senate/members/dist27/pr06/p062806b.htm   (726 words)

  
 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com (Not Logged in)
ACW was fought here: Palmito Ranch May 13th, 1895.
Wilson's Raid included a major battle at Columbus, GA on April 16, 1865.
So, just to quibble, if Johnson was right, the last battle was Columbus, GA and Palmito Ranch was not a civil war battle.
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