TREUE DER UNION MONUMENT

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photo by Duane Peterson, July 2008

This burial site and monument is located In Comfort, Texas on High Street, between 3rd and 4th Sts., Kendall County, Texas.


Treue der Union

The following men were killed at the battle on the west wing of the Nueces river by Confederate Forces

August 10, 1862. Their remains were interred in a common grave on August 20, 1865. A momument  honoring

all the Union Loyalist who died trying to reach Mexico was erected and dedicated August 10, 1866.

Bauer, Leopold                   b. 1839 in Prussia                                                               d. August 10, 1862

Behrens, Fritz                     b. unknown                                                                          d. August 10, 1862

Beseler, Ernst                     b. 1842 in Wesel, Ger.                                                        d. August 10, 1862

Boerner, Louis                    b. 1842 in Hanover, Ger.                                                   d. August 10, 1862

Burns, Albert                       b. 1838 in Prussia                                                               d. August 10, 1862

Degener, Hilmar                  b. 1840 in Brunswhich, Ger.                                            d. August 10, 1862

Degener, Hugo                   b. 1842 in Brunswhich, Ger.                                            d. August 10, 1862

Diaz, Pablo                           b. 1840 in Mexico                                                                d. August 10, 1862

Kallenberg, John G.           b. 1841 in Duchy of Saxe-Weimar, Ger.                        d. August 10, 1862

Markwort, Heinrich            b. 1830 in Prussia                                                               d. August 10, 1862

Schaefer, Christian            b. 1844                                                                                   d. August 10, 1862

Schierholz, Louis               b. 1833                                                                                   d. August 10, 1862

Schreiner, Amil                   b. 1839 in France                                                                d. August 10, 1862

Steves, Heinrich                 b. 1834 in Prussia                                                               d. August 10, 1862

Telgmann, Wilhelm            b. 1830 in Brunswhich, Ger.                                            d. August 10, 1862

Vater, Adolph                      b. 1839 in Prussia                                                               d. August 10, 1862

Vater, Friedrich                   b. unknown                                                                          d. August 10, 1862

Weyershausen, Heinrich  b. 1830 in Duchy of Nassau                                            d. August 10, 1862

Weirich, Michael                 b. 1839 in Prussia                                                               d. August 10, 1862

The following men escaped from the battle at the west wing of the Nueces River but were later caught by

Confederate Forces and executed.

Bock, Conrad                      b. 1836 in Prussia                                                               d. August 24, 1862

Boerner, William                 b. 1830 in Hanover, Ger.                                                   d. August 20, 1862

Bruckish, Theodore          b. 1838                                                                                   d. August 20, 1862

Flick, Herman                      b. unknown                                                                          d. August 20, 1862

Luckenbach, August         b. 1833 in Duchy of Nassau                                            d. August 20, 1862

Ruebsamen, Adolph         b. 1840 in Duchy of Nassau                                            d. August 20, 1862

Ruebsamen, Louis            b. 1843 in Duchy of Nassau                                            d. August 20, 1862

Stieler, Heinrich                  b. 1845                                                                                   d. August 20, 1862

Tays, Fritz                            b. 1842 in Hanover, Ger.                                                   d. August 24, 1862

The following men were killed while crossing the Rio Grande on August 18, 1862

Bonnet, Peter                      b. Feb. 8, 1833 in Charlettenburg, Prussia                  d. August 18, 1862

Elstner, Joseph                  b. 1840                                                                                   d. August 18, 1862

Felsing, Ernst                      b. 1829 in Hessen-Darmstad, Ger.                                 d. August 18, 1862

Herrmann, Henry                b. 1841 in Duchy of Nassau                                            d. August 18, 1862

Hohmann, Valentine          b. 1829 in Saxony, Ger.                                                     d. August 18, 1862

Lange, Fritz                          b. 1832 in Hanover, Ger.                                                   d. August 18, 1862 *

Weiss, Franz                        b.1843                                                                                    d. August 18, 1862

Weiss, Moritz                       b. 1836                                                                                   d. August 18, 1862

* Fritz Lange is honored as one of those who died at the Rio Grande, but his name has not been placed

on the monument because his involvement was not verified until many years after his death.                                                                                                                             

                                               

Researched and submitted by Duane Peterson on July 21, 2008


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