oct 2, 1835 - Battle of Gonzales
The battle of Gonzales was a battle between the Mexican forces and the town of Gonzales. The Mexicans gave the town a little cannon to protect itself from native American attacks. When Mexican forces heard talk of revolution, they went to take the cannon from Gonzales. The people of the town got word, and buried the cannon in a field. They make a flag out of a wedding dress that read "Come and take it." When the Mexicans got there and asked for the cannon, the people of Gonzales said no. The Mexicans called for 100 dragoons. They couldn't get into the town because of the river. While they were camping outside of the little town, the people of Gonzales were secretly calling in for backup. As many as 142 texans gathered in the city. The texans decided to attack. On October 1st, there was a skirmish between the 2 forces started. It ultimately ended with the Mexicans retreat.
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