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By Rodman L. Underwood

Sixty-nine males have been camped at the Nueces River in Texas in August 1862 after a horseback experience of approximately a hundred miles. so much of them have been fresh immigrants from Germany who have been "politically incorrect." They have been unswerving 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 affix the Union military. they didn't understand accomplice cavalry unit was once following them. As a value for his or her loyalty to the USA, thirty-six of those German Texas voters have been approximately to die. This approximately unknown incident is the topic of an incredible new ebook, "Death at the Nueces," by means of 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 struggle millions of households immigrated to primary Texas from Germany and this can be their tale in addition. This migration path is traced and the criteria generating this occasion are reviewed. eventually, hate towards a minority crew is well-known and the roots of this unwell will are pointed out. There are classes to be discovered the following approximately trendy hate teams. "Death at the Nueces" is released through Eakin Press of Austin, Texas and the ISBN is 1-57168-303-8.

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It was also expected that the militia would assist all members in avoiding conscription into the CSA army. On the offensive side, there was some notion of revolutionary activity or guerrilla warfare to support an expected Union invasion of Texas. However, guerrilla warfare never materialized to any extent. At the least it was expected that these local militias would join the Union army when it invaded Texas. In the spring of 1862 in San Antonio, placards were found written in German, which were posted in prominent locations.

2 It was issued in June 8, 1861, which was the same month the Union Loyal League was formed in the Hill Country. The proclamation was issued in response to the activities of Union supporters who were characterized as not being good citizens. S. flag above their homes or by shouting their approval in public. In part the proclamation provided that Texas citizens were not to be in communication with citizens of the United States. Other provisions served to isolate Texans from any commercial or financial contacts with United States citizens.

Twenty-eight-year-old John W. Sansom had been born on February 5, 1834, in Alabama and had moved to Texas with his parents in 1839. His father became an Indian fighter on the frontier and the boy followed in his footsteps. By 1855, at age twenty-one, John had become an experienced defender on the frontier fighting Mexican bandits and Indians who were intent on destroying property, committing murder, stealing horses, and the like. On many occasions he had traveled in the area between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers and on into Mexico, and he was well aware of the dangers of the region.

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