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Address: South of TX State Highway 4, Brownsville, TX
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The End

The end of th Civil War, the last man killed in the war, and the "end" of the state geographically. Truly a destination fo all Civil War buffs. As a bonus, drive to the end of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 February 2016
dmahalek
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Kearney, Nebraska
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Tucson, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would have loved to see more of the land, but it's impossible with how difficult the terrain is. It was very interesting and informative.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Was great enjoyed the walk all kinds of sights and history. Pretty walking path, just part of the battlefields in Brownsville to visit but one of the best.

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Golden, Colorado, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This battlefield is pretty hard to find - it's WAY out of town, and on Texas Highway 4, which is the road ending at Boca Chica Beach - it is NOT the road to Port Isabel and South Padre Island. You have be at the east edge of Brownsville to get on Highway 4 - there are NO other links... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

It was not an easy place to find. They have a few markers and a AM radio station gives you information about the battle. I have visited a few Civil War battlefields and this one was kinda disappointing. The battle itself was fluid and this area was really just sand and scrub brush, so not really a lot to see.... More 

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North Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

First, the battlefield is somewhat hard to find. It is on Boca Chica Blvd. a few miles east of the airport. There is a historical marker by the road which is nice but is more informative if you turn your AM radio to 1610 and listen to the narrative about the battle. This frequency plays about a 10 minute talk... More 

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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The end of th Civil War, the last man killed in the war, and the "end" of the state geographically. Truly a destination fo all Civil War buffs. As a bonus, drive to the end of the highway and walk south to the border along a beautiful beach.

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Thank dmahalek
Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

The last battle of the Civil War was fought here after the Civil War was over...it took that long for news to reach this area. There is no visitors center here......just plaques along the road. It's very interesting to read them as you drive along. There is really no battleground to walk on as the territory is pretty much covered... More 

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Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015

This was a very well done historical stop. The interactive map and the tie in to your AM radio to tell you both the story of the battle and about the surrounding wild life management area were spot on.

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Sioux Falls
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

The area along the road on the way to the end of the road at Boca Chica Beach is where the last battle of the Civil War took place, with the troops of the Confederacy ironically winning this engagement a month after the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. There is a historical plaque and a... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Palmito Ranch is the site of the last land battle of the Civil War, fought after the surrender at Appomadux. Both sides were aware of the surrender, but chose to fight. The AM 1620 recording gives a very good account of the battle and is keyed to the large sign which makes following the action easy. There is a standard-type... More 

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