battle of Gonzales

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  • How are we ever going to cross??
  • Oh no too much water
  • Why won't you give back the cannon Gonzales erggggg
  • The company rode out of San Antonio DE Bexar
  • only seven miles
  • Castanedas troops reached the Guadalupe river opposite of Gonzales on september 29 they found their path blocked by high water and eighteen militiamen (old eighteen)
  • only our cannon y'all are never getting it back as i shall live
  • we will take it
  • Domingo de Ugarteched military commander in Texas received that American colonists of Gonzales refused to surrender a small cannon that had been given that settlement in 1831 as a defense against the Indians he dispatched Francisco de castaneda and dragoons to retrieve it
  • well no
  • we only wanted the cannon back no fighting was ever meant to be included
  • Around sundown Castaneda ordered his dragoons to pitch camp seven miles up river from the contested ford on belonging to colonist Ezekiel Williams ....October 1
  • The first shot was fired at the battle of Gonzales on October 2,1835
  • come and take it
  • They attacked the Mexicans and castanedas ordered his men to fall back their camp.During a lull in the fighting castaneda arranged parley with Texan commander John Henery Moore.Castaneda inquired why he and his men had been attacked without provocation and Moore said the Texans were fighting to keep their cannon and to uphold the constitution of 1824 .castaneda then assured Moore that he was himself a federalist and personally opposed to the polices of Santa Anna .He added that he had no wish to fight colonists and only had orders to reclaim the cannon
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