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Address: High Street, Comfort, TX

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Hidden History

This monument tells a tale I had never heard, having been born and raised in Texas. I am a Civil War buff, and was totally ignorant of this historically significant event. Well... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Greenville, Texas
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Boerne, Texas
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41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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
Comfort, Texas
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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.

Thank comfortbob49
Greenville, Texas
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87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This monument tells a tale I had never heard, having been born and raised in Texas. I am a Civil War buff, and was totally ignorant of this historically significant event. Well worth the time to come to Comfort and learn this hidden Civil War history. The monument is not breath taking, but the event is breathtaking. Well with the... More 

Thank Greenvilledan
Boerne, Texas
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

A little known history of the German immigrants, who were known as Freethinkers, who settled in the Texas Hill Country. It is one of the few monuments in the South that honors Union losses. Take the time to read their story and pay homage to these 64 men who voted "not to bear arms against the Federal Government" and were... More 

Thank 32patriciaa
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a very well kept historical marker and monument honoring Comfort history and those loyal to the union during the confederacy. The story is well worth the read.

Thank Ginger B
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27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

Text from the Marker -Treue Der Union (Loyalty to the Union) This German language monument, erected 1866, honors the memory of 68 men (mostly Germans) from this region who were loyal to the Union during the Civil War. Trying desperately to reach U.S. Federal troops by way of Mexico, about 40 of the men were killed by vengeful Confederates bent... More 

Thank Jann H
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We love Civil War history, and this was a very sad event that took place during the CW. It piqued another heart string as my wife is from Germany and the local citizens that were killed by Confederate sympathizers were immigrants or sons of immigrants from Germany. These immigrants had left Germany for a better life and weren't interested in... More 

Thank Robert44
Comfort, Texas
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25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

Very interesting events took place and this monument explains. The area is kept very nice and doesn't take long.

Thank KK8_13
North Richland Hills, Texas
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135 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We stopped by while touring comfort. This is a burial obelisk over a burial site for civil war Union loyalists. Interesting place and a fine honor to the dead, but only a 15 minute visit.

Thank Texan127

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