Unionists participating in Battle at Nueces River

Union sympathizers, mostly German settlers from Gillespie, Kerr and Kendall counties, were traveling to Mexico to avoid conscription in the Confederate army. Sixty two men met at Turtle Creek in Kerr County and others joined during the trip to bring the total to 68 or 69. The oldest was 35 years old. When the troop reached Nueces River in Kinney County on Aug. 9th, 28 men returned to the Hill Country.

Event Date: 10 Aug 1862

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Name Service Born Age in 1862 DiedDeath AgeCemetery
Bauer, Leopold Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Aug 1862 Treue der Union Monument
Behrends, Frederick "Fritz" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Aug 1862 Treue der Union Monument
Beseler, Ernst Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Aug 1862 Treue der Union Monument
Bock, Conrad Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 9 Dec 1836 25 24 Aug 1862 25 Treue der Union Monument
Boerner, Ludwig "Louis" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1842 20 10 Aug 1862 20 Treue der Union Monument
Boerner, Wilhelm F. "William" Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1830 32 20 Aug 1862 32 Treue der Union Monument
Bonnet, Peter Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River 8 Feb 1833 29 12 Mar 1863 30 Unknown
Bruckisch, Theodor Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1838 24 Aug 1862 24 Unknown
Bruns, Albert Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 1838 24 10 Aug 1862 24 Treue der Union Monument
Burg, Peter Lieut. Minute Company for Gillespie County TST 1861; 3rd Sgt. Co. B (II), Gillespie County, 3rd Frontier District TST 1864 abt 1820 42 9 Mar 1864 44 Peter Burg Cemetery
Cramer, Ernest Capt. Battle at Nueces River participant; 2rd Sgt. Co. C, 3rd Frontier District TST 1864 1826 36 Unknown
Degener, Hilmar Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1841 21 10 Aug 1862 21 Treue der Union Monument
Degener, Hugo Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1842 20 10 Aug 1862 20 Treue der Union Monument
Diaz, Pablo Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1840 22 10 Aug 1862 22 Treue der Union Monument
Doebbler, Richard Unionist at the battle of the Nueces River 16 Feb 1847 15 5 Feb 1930 82 Comfort Cemetery
Elstner, Joseph Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River abt 1840 22 18 Oct 1862 22 Unknown
Felsing, Ernst Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River abt 1829 33 18 Oct 1862 33 Unknown
Flick, Herman Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 17 Nov 1839 22 Aug 1862 22 Treue der Union Monument
Fritz, Kasper "Caspar" Pvt.- Co. of Texas Rangers 1861. Pvt.- Ranger Co. for Gillespie, Kerr & Hays, Frontier Regt., TST 1862. Survived the battle at the Nueces River; Pvt.- Co. A, 1st Cavalry Regiment Texas (Union); served 27 Apr 1864 - 31 Oct 1865 7 Nov 1838 23 13 Apr 1911 72 St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery
Gold, Jacob Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates Unknown
Gold, Peter Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates Unknown
Graf, Carl William "Charles" Pvt. Minute Company for Gillespie County TST 1861; survivor of Nueces River Massacre 4 Jun 1829 33 23 Aug 1899 70 Not stated / Unknown
Henderson, Howard One of four Anglo Texans who joined the Unionist group while enroute on 8 Aug 1862; Corporal Co A 1st Texas Cavalry; served 27 Oct 1962 to 31 Oct 1965 Unknown
Herrmann, Henry Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River 1841 21 18 Oct 1862 21 Unknown
Hester, William One of four Anglo Texans who joined the Unionist group while enroute on 8 Aug 1862 Unknown
Hoffmann, August Pvt. Co. B (II), Gillespie County, 3rd Frontier District TST 1864; Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates 9 Dec 1842 19 4 Mar 1935 92 Grapetown Cemetery
Hohmann, Valentine Lieut. Of Gillespie Co. unit 30 Nov 1827 34 10 Oct 1862 34 Treue der Union Monument
Itz, William Karl "Karl", Sr. Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates 28 Oct 1831 30 31 Jan 1908 76 Der Stadt Friedhof
Jacoby, Peter Jacob, Jr. Pvt.-Minute Co., Gillespie County TST 1861; Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates 18 Oct 1835 26 28 Jan 1930 94 Trinity Lutheran
Kallenberg, George Christian "John" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 6 Sep 1842 19 10 Aug 1862 19 Treue der Union Monument
Kammlah, Henry, II (2nd) Wounded at the Battle at the Nueces River on 10 Aug 1862 8 Sep 1839 22 26 Jan 1923 83 Der Stadt Friedhof
Kleck, Sylvester Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates 31 Dec 1844 17 21 Aug 1914 69 Der Stadt Friedhof
Klier, Wilhelm Friedrich Eduard "William" Pvt.-TST; Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates 9 Dec 1834 27 22 Jun 1907 72 Der Stadt Friedhof
Kuechler, Jacob survivor of battle at Nueces River abt 1823 39 Unknown
Kusenberger, Jacob 1st Lt. Co. of Texas Rangers 1861; Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates; Private Co. A 1st Texas Cavalry, served 27 Oct 1862 to 31 Oct 1865 13 Nov 1833 28 18 Dec 1898 65 Kusenberger Family Cemetery
Lange, Fritz Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River 1832 30 18 Oct 1862 30 Unknown
Luckenbach, August Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 1833 29 Aug 1862 29 Treue der Union Monument
Markwordt, Heinrich Wilhelm "Henry" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 30 Jun 1828 34 10 Aug 1862 34 Treue der Union Monument
Pehl, Mathius Pvt. Minute Company for Gillespie County TST 1861; survivor of Nueces River Massacre; Pvt. Co. B (II), Gillespie County, 3rd Frontier District TST 1864 abt 1840 22 Doell/Pehl Family Cemetery
Rausch, Heinrich "Henry" Unionist who survived the battle at the Nueces River against the Confederates 12 Oct 1843 18 3 Nov 1867 24 Rausch Family Cemetery # 1
Ruebsahm, Adolph Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1840 22 Aug 1862 22 Missing Grave Project
Ruebsahm, Louis Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1843 19 Aug 1862 19 Missing Grave Project
Sansom, John William Capt.; American who was with Unionists at battle at Nueces River; 1st Texas Cavalry (Union) Civil War 5 Feb 1834 28 19 Jun 1920 86 Mission Burial Park (San Antonio TX)
Schaefer, Christian, Sr. Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1844 18 10 Aug 1862 18 Treue der Union Monument
Schierholz, Ludwig "Louis" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1833 29 10 Aug 1862 29 Treue der Union Monument
Schreiner, Emil Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Aug 1862 Treue der Union Monument
Schwethelm, Henry Joseph Captain; Unionist who survived the battle at Nueces River 4 Sep 1840 21 16 Aug 1924 83 Glen Rest Cemetery (Kerrville TX)
Scott, Thomas J. One of four Anglo Texans who joined the Unionist group while enroute on 8 Aug 1862 Unknown
Scott, Warren B. One of four Anglo Texans who joined the Unionist group while enroute on 8 Aug 1862 Unknown
Simon, Ferdinand Wounded at the Battle at the Nueces River on 10 Aug 1862 abt 1826 36 Unknown
Steves, Heinrich "Henry", Jr. Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1834 28 10 Aug 1862 28 Treue der Union Monument
Stieler, Heinrich "Henry" Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1846 16 Aug 1862 16 Unknown
Tays, Fritz Unionist who was captured and killed after the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1842 20 Aug 1862 20 Unknown
Tegener, Frederick "Fritz" Commander of Unionist troop; wounded at the battle at Nueces River 1833 29 1901 68 Oakwood Cemetery (Austin TX)
Telgmann, Wilhelm "William" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Aug 1862 Treue der Union Monument
Vater, Adolf Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1839 23 10 Aug 1862 23 Treue der Union Monument
Vater, Friedrich "Fritz" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Aug 1862 Treue der Union Monument
Vater, William Wounded at the Battle at the Nueces River on 10 Aug 1862 Unknown
Vetterlein, Carl "Charles" Unionist at the battle of the Nueces River 10 Jan 1832 30 7 Jul 1914 82 Unknown
Weiershausen, Heinrich "Henry" Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates 10 Jun 1830 32 10 Aug 1862 32 Treue der Union Monument
Weiss, Franz Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River 1843 19 18 Oct 1862 19 Unknown
Weiss, Moritz Unionist who fell at the Rio Grande after the battle at the Nueces River 1836 26 18 Oct 1862 26 Unknown
Weyrich, Michael 3rd Sgt. Co. of Texas Rangers 1861; Unionist who was killed at the battle at the Nueces River by Confederates abt 1839 23 10 Aug 1862 23 Treue der Union Monument
Zoeller, Adolphus "Adolf" Capt; Wounded at the Battle at the Nueces River on 10 Aug 1862 1 Dec 1839 22 18 Sep 1909 69 Unknown
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