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Treue Der Union Monument, Comfort

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The German-American Treue der Union Monument (Loyalty to the Union), 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 the German-Texans who died at the 1862 Nueces massacre. Thirty-four were killed, some executed after being taken prisoner, for refusing to sign loyalty oaths to the Confederacy. With the exception of those drowned in the Rio Grande, the remains of the deceased are buried at the site of the monument. This monument was the first authorized to fly the Star-Spangled Banner at half-mast in perpetuity.

It was listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
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  • While visiting Comfort for the afternoon, we stopped by to visit this memorial. It is well kept and has not only a historical marker but two other plaques with history of the area. There are several.....  more »
  • A Unique and Moving Historical Monument, Integral to understanding the German Struggle in Texas. Highly recommend stopping and paying your respects.  more »
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  • A sad chapter in the history of Germans immigrants in early Texas. A fitting memorial.
  • 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 .
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