August 10 in San Antonio history…
World War I – 1915
Six U.S. Cavalrymen were fired upon near Mercedes, Texas today by Mexican raiders. One Mexican was killed. None of the troopers was reported hurt. Many Mexicans hope to regain possession of the strip of Texas between the Nueces and Rio Grande rivers and return it to Mexico.
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.
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.