Texas Revolution

July 3rd, 2006  

Topic: Texas Revolution

"Come and Take It"

The Gonzales "come and take it" cannon was a Spanish-made, bronze artillery piece of six-pound caliber. The gun was the object of contention in late September and early October 1835 between a Mexican military detachment from Bexar and Anglo-Celtic colonists. The disagreement produced the battle of Gonzales,qv considered to be the first battle of the Texas Revolution.qv On January 1, 1831.

Soon after the conflict began, at the request of the Anglo-Celtic leaders, the ladies of the settlement hastily made a flag to fly over the cannon. The flag featured a white ground with a black cannon in the center, and the motto "Come and take it!"
July 3rd, 2006  
Yeah, it is true.

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