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New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Texas Germans in the Civil War

 
 
Texas Germans in the Civil War Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 12, 2019
1. Texas Germans in the Civil War Marker
Inscription.  ​In 1861, ten heavily German counties in Texas voted against secession, though Comal County was an exception. States' rights puzzled some voters. Many had lately taken naturalization oaths. After secession, some avoided military duty from concern about their families. Others left to join U.S. units.

Majority sentiment supported the Confederacy. Three companies from Comal with other German troops, were praised for their disciple, high morale, and skill, and pride with which they defended Texas.
 
Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 5258.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1861.
 
Location. 29° 41.964′ N, 98° 7.002′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of Comal Avenue and Lindheimer Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Comal Avenue. Located in Lindheimer Plaza. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Braunfels TX 78130, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Scholl House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Home of Ferdinand Lindheimer
Texas Germans in the Civil War Marker and Lindheimer Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 12, 2019
2. Texas Germans in the Civil War Marker and Lindheimer Park
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(about 700 feet away); Johann Michael Jahn (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Braunfels Woolen Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); August and Karoline Tolle House (approx. Ό mile away); The Hofheinz House (approx. 0.3 miles away); First Protestant Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Early Settlers' Home (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
 
Also see . . .  German attitudes toward the Civil War. (Submitted on September 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.)
 
Lindheimer Plaza Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, April 12, 2019
3. Lindheimer Plaza Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 19, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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May. 24, 2022