Unfamiliar With the Concept

No matter how you cut it Beto comes off either as a liar or unaware of Texas history. What was true in 1835, holds true today. “Come And Take It” isn’t acquiescence, it’s defiance.

GONZALES “COME AND TAKE IT” CANNON. The Gonzales cannon of “Come and Take It” fame 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 American colonists who settled in Texas… in September 1835, when Col. Domingo de Ugartechea, the military commander at Bexar, sent Corporal Casimiro De León and five soldiers of the Second Flying Company of San Carlos de Parras to retrieve the cannon. The Gonzales colonists notified Ugartechea they were keeping the gun and took the soldiers prisoner.  The name “Come and Take It” refers to the motto adopted by the Texian rebels.  A few days prior to the battle, two young ladies from Gonzales, Caroline Zumwalt and Eveline DeWitt, hastily prepared a flag with an image of a cannon and the words “Come and Take It”.  This flag was raised above the Gonzales cannon during the battle on October 2

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