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This monument is worth a visit. The only Union monument south of the Mason Dixon line, it... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
San Antonio, Texas
True to the United States

This monument is a saddening reminder of the senseless events that can take place in times of... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Benton R
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

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...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

This monument is a saddening reminder of the senseless events that can take place in times of strife. German immigrants who wished to remain loyal to the Union who welcomed them to the New World were slain by confederate sympathizers during the Civil War.

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Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

A little known part of Civil War history. German '48ers and descendants who sided with the Union and were killed in battle with the slaveholders' Confederacy while attempting to join Union forces. The '48ers term refers to the exiles of the defeated democratic revolution of...More

Thank AlzalaCarajob
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Do not expect to spend the afternoon pursuing this historical marker. While it is pretty cool, it is also just what it says it is and will occupy minutes of your day. Plenty of history to see in the area so not a wasted trip...More

Thank Lord_Lennius
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Completed just two years after the close of the Civil War in 1866, this is the oldest Civil War monument in Texas, according to the Civil War Trust. It's also one of the few monuments honoring a group of people with Northern sympathies that's located...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 25 May 2017

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.

Thank Mani_Sundance
Reviewed 22 May 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.

Thank Y1866IGsuew
Reviewed 5 April 2017

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.

Thank Charais58
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Great to learn more about the local civil war hsitory and the German settlers that came to central Texas. There are several names I recognized on the monument.

Thank John B
Reviewed 15 November 2016

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.

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