Perhaps no flag was more defiant than this one, showing a cannon, and the challenge, "Come and Take It". In late September, 1835, the Mexican garrison at San Antonio, sent a few men to Gonzales to recover a cannon that had been loaned to the town. The citizens of Gonzales denied the request.
The Mexicans sent dragoons under Captain Francisco Castaneda to demand the cannon be returned.
As word of the conflict spread, a group of 200 armed Texans was formed. Two women in Gonzales, Cynthia Burns and Evaline DeWitt, painted this flag on cotton cloth, depicting the cannon, the Texas Lone Star and a clear taunt to the Mexicans. The Mexican troops moved north to Gonzales.
The Texans decided that they had to attack before the Mexican force grew larger and stronger. They crossed the river that evening, formed their battle lines and surprised the Mexicans at dawn on October 2nd, 1835. The battle that day was short; when the Texans opened fire, the Mexicans withdrew.
This flag, perhaps better than anything else, captures the defiant, independent spirit of Texans that exist to this day.
(Historical information courtesy of "Flags of the Republic of Texas)
This is a 3' x 5' Super-polyester flag, with a canvas header and brass grommets, with 4 rows of sewing on the fly side. This is a part of our Texas history, and it's suitable for hanging outdoors.
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