Funeral of German Patriots at Comfort, Texas
— Treue Der Union Monument —
"The sacrifice that we, the fathers of the slaughtered, made to our country and to liberty, is great and dolorous. We shall, however, console ourselves; we shall be proud of having offered our sons to the Union, if the glorious victory of its arms bear all the fruits that the nation and the whole of humanity justly expect to reap."
The Federal troops fired a salute over the grave. The little remote site where they rest must be to the nation as sacred as those places where thousands are deposited. Small in number, far away from the patriotic heart and the strong arm of the loyal North, surrounded by fierce enemies of the Union, those brave and devoted Germans offered their lives.
HARPER'S WEEKLY New York, January
Erected 2004 by Comfort Heritage Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • War, US Civil.
Location. 29° 58.183′ N, 98° 54.828′ W. Marker is in Comfort, Texas, in Kendall County. Marker is on High Street east of 3rd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Comfort TX 78013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dedication of Monument to German Patriots (here, next to this marker); Treue Der Union Monument (here, next to this marker); Battle and Massacre at Nueces River (a few steps from this marker); Comfort Community Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Comfort School (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ernst Hermann Altgelt (approx. 0.2 miles away); Freidenker (approx. 0.2 miles away); Otto Brinkmann House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comfort.
Credits. This page was last revised on January 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 2, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.