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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Perfect Reign of Terror - Burrier

A Perfect Reign of Terror, Insurgency in the Texas Hill Country 1861-1862 by William "Paul" Burrier is reveiwed in the December 18, 2008 West Kerr Current by Irene Van Winkle's article, "Myth, fate clash around Tegener's role in Unionist movement."Comfort resident Fritz Tegener, who owned a sawmill in Hunt, came to Kerr County from Prussia with his brothers, Gustave and William in the 1850s. Rejecting slavery, they became involved in the Union Loyalist League. Gustave was hanged by State  troops, while Fritz survived the Battle of the Nueces in 1862. He also served as Kerr County treasurer, and after divorcing his first wife, Susan Benson, remarried Augusta Strunk.
Van Winkle writes that "Paul said that he is neither revisionist nor anti-Union, but that many accounts by eyewitnesses, historians and family members "have it wrong."

"Their biases are from the Germans' point of view, and some of them had their own agendas," he added."
Fritz Tegener, at right, opposed slavery.
A lengthy article is within