The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 60, July 1956 - April, 1957 Page: 335
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and peace .... But to this story, typical in so many ways of the
heroic colonization of Texas, [the author] has added chapters
unique to Comfort."
Every day the people of Comfort, Texas, remember the monu-
ment in their city bearing on its southeastern face the words:
Treue der Union (Loyalty to the Union). On its northeastern
face are three groups of names of men who were captured and
murdered for their loyalty to the Union in the trying year of
1862. Of these men, nineteen were killed at the battle of the
Nueces on August o, and eight were killed at the Rio Grande
on October i8. The men who gave their lives in these encounters
had but recently sworn an oath of citizenship and allegiance to
the United States and were hoping to establish contact with the
Union forces through Mexico. In connection with this question
of loyalty to the United States, the author notes a speech by
Governor Sam Houston which was made at Brenham in 1861
and published in the Texas Republic of San Antonio shortly after
secession was completed.
The work of Ernst Hermann Altgelt as the founder of Com-
fort is portrayed in the first chapter, and certainly not too much
can be said of this man's vision. The chapter on the schools of
Comfort is stimulating, and the work of several great teachers is
excellently developed. In the biographical sketches many great
names appear which the reader will learn to respect.
RUDOLPH L. BIESELE
The University of Texas
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