Battle of Gonzales
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When Domingo de Ugartechea the commander of Texas, heard that the American colonists of gonzales refused to give the small cannon that had been given to the settlement 1831 as a defense against the indians.
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He dispatched Francisco de castaneda and 100 dragoons to retrieve it. The tensions between the Texans Antonio lopez de santa anna centralist goverment.
He then instructed Castaneda to use force if necessary but avoid open conflict if possible. The company rode out of San Antonio de Bexar on September 27,1835.
When Castanedas troops reached the Guadalupe river opposite Gonzales on September 29 they found their path blocked by high water and eighteen militiamen.
In the West side of the river until he returned unable to proceed, Castaneda pitched camp 300 yards from the ford.
The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution. It was fought near Gonzales, Texas, on October 2, 1835, between rebellious Texian settlers and a detachment of Mexican army soldiers.
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