in the Civil War
Marker Text: 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. (1964)
Marker No: 5258
Aluminum 18 x 28 Subject Marker
Location: at intersection of South Comal and East Jahn Street in Lindheimer Plaza, New Braunfels