Brownsville, Texas (AP)—
As we all know, the four bloody, thunderous years of the American Civil War ended solemnly under the leadership of the Southern General.
Surrender to General United
at Appomattox —
But this is not the case.
The last land battle of the war until more than a month later, Tuesday and Wednesday before 150, in a desolate wind --
Swept across the coastal plains at the southern tip of Texas.
The League won.
How the Battle of Palmito Ranch happened involves the self of one officer and the stubborn refusal of another officer to give in.
It was fought on land that had barely changed for more than a century, with prickly balls everywhere, for decades due to storms and hurricanes in the nearby Gulf of Mexico, the gap between palm trees and palm trees is periodically hit.
"You're not just here," he said.
"You have to be here.
"A newly promoted brigadier general stationed on the island of braassos hopes to come here.
The Confederate forces, upstream of the Rio Grande River in Brownsville, have been blocking the thum nose in the league's rivers for many years.
They use neutral.
The ship flying the flag
The Port of Baghdad in Mexico is a source of supplies. "(Barrett)
Decide he needs some glory and something that makes him look good, "said historians and volunteers.
Barrett ignored the informal truce imposed by the local commander a few months ago and launched his planned raid.
His men were found and then had a dispute with the rebel soldiers.
The next day, the Southern Union army led by the Southern Union colonel.
"Rip" Ford repelled Union troops during the main fighting and recovered them about seven miles of the island of braasos before Ford stopped chasing.
Ford, a former newspaper editor, was his boss, Gen.
And the joint general.
An informal truce was agreed months ago.
Ford recalled that Wallace told his opponents that a game at Rio Grande was useless and "would not affect the final result of the game ".
"We acknowledge this fact on the Southern Union side," he added . ".
Still, Ford did not flinch when Barrett's troops attacked.
"Kids, we did a great job," Ford told his men, who lived at the at, according to his memoirs.
"If the memory is correct, there are about 50 casualties and 113 prisoners among federal members," he wrote . ".
"We lost a small percentage of the wounded.
Ford described Barrett as "confused" and said he "seems to have lost his mind" in the decisive battle ".
Barrett later tried to divert criticism by making allegations against a subordinate official in a military court.
In the battle, which could involve 1,000 soldiers, Hispanic men fought for the South and black soldiers fought for the Federation.
Casualties include Union Pvt.
Many historians believe that from the 34 th, Indiana was the last soldier to die in a war that claimed the lives of more than 600,000 soldiers.
"The most unique thing is that it's fighting like a month later," says Barnhart . ".
Davis was captured two days ago.
Other major allied forces have surrendered.
Lincoln was assassinated.
Stone said: "Ford's reaction to Barrett's invasion is totally justified, and he presided over the anniversary ceremony held on Tuesday on the battlefield.
"I think it has a lot to do with pride," he said . ".
Today, a 15-mile-West Water Tower heralds civilization, but nothing seems to change on the battlefield.
In contrast to the historical sites of places such as the Sam Fort National monument or Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, where the war began in April 1861, Stone admitted, palmito Ranch Battlefield "is just a place on the side of the road ".
It is marked with a metal plaque on granite tablets and two information boards.
Right next to the highway, three panels display information leading to a small deck overlooking an almost forgotten battlefield.
"It never really gets the honor or importance it deserves," Stone said . ".
"They are still fighting.