Treue Der Union Monument
Treue Der Union Monument
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  • L H
    San Antonio, Texas2,410 contributions
    Serene Visit
    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 benches in the shade of huge oak trees to sit and take in the breeze and contemplate what German Settlers experienced. We even so an Axis deer stroll by in the area. It is easy to locate about a block off of the main highway. A very serene and relaxing stop off and nice to have a memorial for the area.
    Written May 9, 2021
  • Alice M
    48 contributions
    Don't Drive Past This...It's a Little-Known (But Important) Incident
    The bitter rivalry between "North" and "South" during the Civil War was played out when a group was slaughtered for having differing views from others. There's more to the story than that, but stopping by this monument is a moving experience and one worth making time for. The violence should not be forgotten. You don't have to care about history to understand that passion for an idea can be deadly.
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 19, 2019
  • 29RonS
    Fredericksburg, Texas166 contributions
    Must visit
    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.
    Traveled with family
    Written March 27, 2019
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Terry D
Houston, TX171 contributions
Sep 2019
Apparently during the civil war there was a large German population that supported the North. A battle was fought in South Texas and several of the German residents went and picked up the bodies of dead Union soldiers. They brought them back to Comfort TX and buried them. That is what the monument is for. The Germans were later harassed and some killed for what they did.
Written October 29, 2019
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travelinjep
San Antonio, TX537 contributions
Apr 2018 • Couples
This monument is worth a visit. The only Union monument south of the Mason Dixon line, it commemorates those lost in the river at the Battle of Nueces. These men from Comfort were largely "Freethinkers" who were progressive in their thoughts and did not support slavery. Their names are carved on the monument and there are historical markers.
Written April 30, 2018
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jonathonlevy
Austin, TX140 contributions
Feb 2013 • Couples
The only place other than Arlington Cemetery where the US Flag flies at half staff, in tribute to the brave US patriots who were slaughtered by the Texans at the start of the Civil War.
Written February 4, 2013
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A C S
Comfort, TX14 contributions
Aug 2012 • Friends
A "must see" for history buffs. Too involved to describe here, but relates to the Civil War and those from this area that supported the Union. Recognized as one of the few locations permitted to fly the US Flag at half mast at all times. Look into it.
Written December 11, 2012
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AutumnRose
45 contributions
Jul 2019
This place is sacred, holy ground. I cannot do it justice. Go, Read, Visit, Pray, Unite, Give Thanks...
Written August 6, 2019
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MarcusInTexas
San Antonio, TX118 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
This is an historic place that shows that Germans always went for the weak ones and died for their believes. This is a very beautiful place and when you have the time try to stop there and check it out.
Written November 3, 2018
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Mani_Sundance
Comfort, TX10 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
Commemorating the community of German immigrants, unwilling to sacrifice their convictions, who fled the confederacy for Mexico. Tragically almost all were slaughtered only a days ride from the Mexico border. Much information can be found at the Comfort Heritage Foundation.
Written May 24, 2017
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Y1866IGsuew
Comfort,TX, United States2 contributions
Mar 2017
Worth visiting to learn some of the history of Comfort from the American Civil War time. Local people were loyal to the American Union as the had pledged their allegiance to the Union when the emigrated to Texas in the 1840's.
Written May 21, 2017
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Charais
Reykjavik, Iceland23 contributions
Apr 2017 • Couples
We were told this but I don't know if it's true. It is true that German men were massacred by southern soldiers as they wanted no part in succession and tried to flee to Mexico. Interesting story and a sad part of our greater history.
Written April 4, 2017
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Bob B
Comfort, TX32 contributions
Nov 2016 • Family
The Treue Der Union is the ONLY Monument for the Civil War in the South. Original Comfort families fought and were killedin a short battle. However a very historic battle. Worth taking your time yo see.
Written November 15, 2016
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