New Braunfels in Comal County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
Comal County, C.S.A.
More than 300 Confederate soldiers enlisted here. The "Texas Mounted Rifles" of Capt. Theodore Podewils joined Woods' Texas Cavalry, as Co. F.
Capt. Gustav Hoffmann's Co. B., 7th Texas Regiment, fought in the Arizona-New Mexico campaign to make the Confederacy an ocean-to-ocean nation; in the Jan. 1, 1863, recapture of Galveston; and in the Red River Campaign to prevent Federal invasion of Texas.
Capt. Julius Von Bose's Co. K served in the 3rd Regiment, Texas Cavalry, Arizona Brigade, in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana.
Headquarters for 21-county defense district under Gen. Robert Bechem, 31st Brigade, Texas State Troops.
Produced abundant wartime goods: gunpowder, flour, lumber, sash and door frames, cornmeal, carded wool, cotton thread and writing paper. Comal Manufacturing Co. wove wool and cotton cloth for the troops. Texas Paper Manufacturing Co. ordered from Europe machinery to make newsprint from corn shucks, but losses in export funds stopped
Erected 1964 by Texas State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 988.)
Location. 29° 42.188′ N, 98° 7.47′ W. Marker is in New Braunfels, Texas, in Comal County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Plaza and South Seguin Avenue (Business State Highway 46), on the right when traveling south on Main Plaza. Marker is located in the Main 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. Main Plaza Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Eiband and Fischer General Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); Comal County Courthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); New Braunfels (within shouting distance of this marker); Site of Old Schmitz Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Hinmann House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Spaß und Gemütlichkeit (about 600 feet away); 1915 New Braunfels Post Office (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Braunfels.
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on February 20, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas. This page has been viewed 40 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 21, 2019, by Brian Anderson of Kingwood, Texas.