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Sixty-nine males have been camped at the Nueces River in Texas in August 1862 after a horseback journey of approximately a hundred miles. so much of them have been contemporary immigrants from Germany who have been "politically incorrect." They have been dependable to the Union and have been electorate of a accomplice kingdom. They have been fleeing Texas to prevent conscription into the CSA military and to hitch the Union military. they didn't understand accomplice cavalry unit used to be following them. As a cost for his or her loyalty to the USA, thirty-six of those German Texas electorate have been approximately to die. This approximately unknown incident is the topic of an incredible new booklet, "Death at the Nueces," through Rodman L. Underwood. This conflict and resulting occasions are defined and the strategic and tactical judgements resulting in disparate casualty figures are analyzed. within the years previous the battle millions of households immigrated to relevant Texas from Germany and this is often their tale to boot. This migration path is traced and the criteria generating this occasion are reviewed. ultimately, hate towards a minority crew is well-known and the roots of this sick will are pointed out. There are classes to be realized the following approximately cutting-edge hate teams. "Death at the Nueces" is released by means of Eakin Press of Austin, Texas and the ISBN is 1-57168-303-8.

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Second, the author must acknowledge all previous historians who have preceded him with their interpretations of the event. Any good writer researches these interpretations and builds upon this groundwork in developing his unique views and perceptions of the facts. Nevertheless, while doing historical research, an author may come across an invaluable source. It seems trite to say that a book could not have been written without the assistance of another person. Nevertheless in this case it is true.

They were responding to the call of Fritz Tegener. He had been tentatively selected as the leader of the Militia on March 24, 1862, at a preliminary organizational meeting. A formal election of leaders took place in early May 1862 at a secret assembly of the men in the mountains between Comfort and Fredericksburg where Bear Creek originates. Three companies were formed and they were: the Gillespie County Company (the major town is Fredericksburg), the Kendall County Company (composed of men from the small towns of Comfort, Sisterdale, and Boerne), and the Kerr County Company (the major town is Kerrville).

The state militia surrendered without a shot. Southern prisoners were marched back toward the arsenal by recently activated German soldiers. The Germans received invectives and threats from the crowd of Southern sympathizers watching the affair. The crowd menaced the Germans with revolvers, and the situation soon boiled over into violence. General firing ensued on both sides, resulting in casualties among both soldiers and civilians. Rioting continued the next day, and again the German regiment was in the middle of a firefight.

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