Treue Der Union Monument Represents An Incredible Cost For Comfort

The monuments recognizes German immigrants, who were killed for remaining loyal to the United States during the Civil War, rather than serve in the Confederate army.

By Jack MorganMay 25, 2018 9:30 am

From Texas Public Radio:

Just up Interstate 10, about 50 miles northwest of San Antonio, stands a monument in a small town that’s unlike any monument in Texas.

A bell tolls from the old limestone Immanuel Lutheran Church in Comfort. Across High Street, a four-sided white obelisk is shaded by massive live oaks. The text written in German, is etched in formal old English lettering. Historian, writer and Comfort citizen Anne Stewart said, to many, this is sacred ground.

“We are sitting on this little rise above town, to the west,” she said. “You know these gentlemen are resting in peace.”

Those gentlemen were 34 German-speaking immigrants who, in the mid-1800s, settled in Hill Country towns like Fredericksburg, Boerne and Comfort.

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