Thursday, December 05, 2019

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August 10 in San Antonio history...

1866
The Treue der Union (“Loyalty to the Union”) monument in Comfort, Texas is dedicated to commemorate the pro-Union soldiers killed at the Battle of the Nueces on August 10, 1862.  The monument remains as the only German-language monument to the Union in the South where the remains of those killed in battle are buried, and where an 1866 thirty-six star American flag flies at half-staff.

1896
Two men raced the San Antonio and Aransas Pass passenger train a half-mile yesterday on their bicycles and beat the train by several wheel lengths. The train was flying along at 35 miles per hour.

1908
A force of men is today removing the cannons which were unearthed on the Gibbs property at Houston and Avenue D. The largest is to be taken to the Alamo, the next to Col. Gibbs and the other three to the Mavericks. (One of these was returned to the Alamo grounds in 2019).

 

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