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Treue Der Union Monument, Comfort

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The German-language Treue der Union Monument, is located in the Kendall County community of Comfort in the U.S. state of Texas. It was dedicated on August 10, 1866 to commemorate those who died at the 1862 Nueces massacre. Thirty-four were killed, some executed after being taken prisoner. With the exception of those drowned in the Rio Grande, the remains of the deceased are buried at the site of the monument. Although scholars have debunked some too-broad claims about its uniqueness, the monument has notably been asserted to be the "only" monument to the Union on formerly Confederate soil .
It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
In 1862, the Confederate States of America imposed martial law on Central Texas, due to resistance to the Civil War. Jacob Kuechler served as a guide for sixty-one conscientious objectors attempting to flee to Mexico. Scottish born Confederate irregular James Duff and his Duff’s Partisan Rangers pursued and overtook them at the Nueces River.
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  • Remembering the sacrifices of the fallen, that helped establish our freedoms today; may their memories live on.  more »
  • If you are a history buff or just in Comfort, Texas, you will find this monument a must see. Read the story and you cannot help but be amazed at the things that people did to honor their fallen.  more »
  • I was surprisded to see my families name on the Momument. I knew that members had immigrate to the US - but this was far behind in a nearly forgotten historie. Nobody realy knew more about no contact to any relatives know. They left Europe and Germany to become free form feudalism, many were poor and lived in debt bondage of their landlords. Maybe this was the backround to resist. Maybe one or the other see a parallel between the slavery in the US and their own lives in Europe they had escaped from .
  • Mass burial at end of the Civil War of a group attempting to leave Confederate Texas, flee to Mexico, travel to the port of Vera Cruz & sail to New Orleans & join Union forces. 69 men , primarily German Texans members of the Union Loyal League , Pablo Diaz of Fredericksburg Texas & several Anglo Americans from the Haper area were followed & attacked by Confederate forces. At the war's end, the bodily remains were brought home to Comfort & buried , being remembered as men who died loyal to the Union. Our family picks up debris & trash on the grounds, place wreaths on appropriate dates, photograph visitors & listen to their stories of America's families during the Civil War. Proud of so many Americans interested in our country's history. Anne & Mike Stewart

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