This eighteen-foot-tall limestone monument is of significance as the only monument in Texas to the Union side in the Civil War. In the form of a truncated obelisk, the monument stands above the common grave in which thirty-six German immigrants who gave their lives for the Union during and after the Battle of the Nueces were buried. While the designer of the monument is not known, it is evident that they did have knowledge of Greco-Roman funerary monuments, placing the obelisk shaft atop a square sarcophagus form with eared corners, resting on a three-tiered stone base.
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Treue der Union Monument
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