Battle of Gonzales

Battle of Gonzales

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  • Go get that cannon! Go get that cannon!
  • NO!
  • Go get that cannon!
  • In late September 1835, Colonel Ugartechea sent men to Gonzales to retrieve a cannon that had been loaned.
  • The request was denied as the citizens realized itwas a plan to disarm rebels.
  • come and take it
  • Ugartechea sent dragoons to demand the cannon.
  • The word of conflict spread through the town, resulting in it fortified and the cannon mounted on a wagon.
  • Two woman proceeded to paint a flag; depicting a cannon, the lone star, and a message to the enemy.
  • on October 2nd, the Texans surprised the Mexican reinforcements by attacking before arrival. The battle brief as the Mexicans withdrew when the Texans opened fire
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