Updated: 12/17/2019
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  • The Mexicans were being unreasonable, making demands that the Texans should have never met. We now will look at an interview on Lieutenant Francisco de Castañeda..
  • The Texans are being ignorant. We made a demand, and they failed to comply.
  • Um...well...I thought about...wait...
  • How do you feel about not being allowed in Gonzales?
  • Have you thought about all the Texan’s attempts at reform and how you refused to consider all of them?
  • The Mexicans don’t care about the Texans and their wishes. After being told to wait, Lieutenant Castañeda and his men found a place to make camp. The Texan militiamen, though, didn’t want to take any chances. They called for reinforcements. The Texans were ready to fight the first battle of the Texas Revolution. The Texan soldiers crossed the Guadalupe River, unnoticed by the Mexicans. They marched to the Mexican camp and were able to reach there early the next morning. Mexicans were alerted of the enemy. The fighting had just began.
  • No, stop the fire!
  • Here with me I have John Henry Moore, Texan commander. So, John, what prompted you to attack the Mexicans at this time of morning?
  • We at first did not think of attacking this early in the morning. There was a thick fog, and it was hard for my men to see. But we soon realized we could use this as an advantage. The Mexicans would find it even harder to uncover our surprise attack. We marched to their camp. Unfortunately, the Mexican’s guard dog alerted the enemy of our approach.
  • There you have it folks. Hope you learned about the Battle of Gonzales.
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