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Comfort, Texas 78013
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treuemonumentTREUE DER UNION MONUMENT

This monument in Comfort, Texas honors the memory of the sixty-eight men from this region who were loyal to the Union during the Civil War. They tried to escape into Mexico so that they could join the Union Army. They were ambushed and killed near the Nueces River. Their bones were recovered, except for those who drowned in the Rio Grande River, and buried at this site in 1865.

KILLED 18 October 1862 at the RIO GRANDE RIVER:
  • Joseph Elstner
  • Edward Felsing
  • H Herrmann
  • V. Hohmann
  • Moritz Weiss
  • Peter Bonnet, Comfort
  • Frank Weiss
  • Fritz Lange, Comfort


    KILLED 10 August 1862 at the NUECES RIVER:
  • Ludwig Bauer
  • F. Behrens
  • Ernst Beseler
  • Louis Boerner, Comfort
  • Albert Bruns
  • Hugo Degener
  • Hilmar Degener
  • Pablo Diaz
  • F. Vater
  • Emil Schreiner, Kerrville
  • J.H.Kallenberg, Fredericksburg
  • H. Markwardt, Sisterdale
  • C. Schaefer
  • Louis Schierholz
  • Heinrich Steves, Comfort
  • Wilhelm Telgmann
  • M Weyrich
  • H. Weyershausen
  • A. Vater

CAPTURED AND MURDERED
  • H. Flick
  • C. Bock
  • F. Tays
  • Theo. Bruckisch
  • Wilhelm Boerner, Comfort
  • A. Luckenbach, Fredericksburg
  • A. Ruebsamen
  • L. Ruebsamen
  • Heinrich Stieler, Comfort

  • Last update on May 14, 2014