Palmito Ranch Book Signing and Reception
What: Palmito Ranch—From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark Book Signing and Author Talk
When: April 17, 2019, 6:00PM-7:30PM
Where: Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry
3038 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703 (GPS friendly address)
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Note: As an active military facility, security may require guests to present ID to drive onto the premises, and may (under certain circumstances) require consent for a vehicle search.
The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission invites you to join us in celebrating the release of Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark. Authors Jody Edward Ginn and William Alexander McWhorter will offer a discussion of the initiative, organized by the Texas Historical Commission, to study, document, and preserve this important Texas historic site.
Despite the strategic importance of the Lower Rio Grande Valley during the Civil War, the two battles fought there—the first (September 1864) and the second (May 1865) battles of Palmito Ranch—have largely faded from public memory even as the second battle earned the title “Last Land Battle of the Civil War.” In Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark, Ginn and McWhorter document efforts to redress this lacuna in the popular consciousness. They offer new information about these battles while chronicling the efforts to save and preserve the battlefield site, one of the few places in Texas where the war was contested.
Funding for the production and publication of Palmito Ranch: From Civil War Battlefield to National Historic Landmark was provided by Friends of the Texas Historical Commission. We hope you can join us in celebrating the release of the book!
Location: Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry, 3038 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703