The Battle of Gonzales

The Battle of Gonzales

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  • September 1825: Mexicans came to Gonzales to take back the cannon that they gave the people of Gonzales to defend themselves against Native Americans. The Texans refused.
  • Sept. 27, 1825.After being denied, the Mexicans came back to Gonzales with more forces on their side. With these forces, were 100 dragoons and their leader was Francisco de Castaneda.
  • The Mexicans arrive at the Guadalupe River to find it blocked by Texans. They made their camp 300 yards away.
  • Oct. 1,1825. The Mexicans crossed the river and planned to attack the next day. The Texans moved toward the Mexican's new camp.
  • Oct. 2, 1825. The Texans put up the "Come and Take It" flag and attacked the Mexicans. The Texans out-man and out-gun the Mexicans.
  • Oct. 2, 1825. The Mexicans retreat. The cannon stayed in Gonzales.
  • See you later, I'm out of here!!!!
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