Come and Take It Gonzales Flag

$15.00

3ftx5ft Polyester Flag

Description

At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders from Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag containing the phrase “come and take it” along with a black star and an image of the cannon that they had received four years earlier from Mexican officials. This was the same message that was sent to the Mexican government when they told the Texans to return the cannon; lack of compliance with the initial demands led to the failed attempt by the Mexican military to forcefully take back the cannon. Ever since the Gonzales Flag has stood as a symbol of defiance and noncompliance.

Additional information

Weight .25 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 3 in
Size

3" x 5"

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