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Texas Gonzales Cannon Cotton Flag 3 x 5 ft.
Texas Gonzales Cannon Cotton Flag 3 x 5 ft.

Texas Gonzales Cannon Cotton Flag 3 x 5 ft.

Sale price: $89.95
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Description:

It was September of 1835, and tensions were escalating between the Mexican government and the Texans. Santa Anna sent troops to disarm the Texans, and a force was dispatched to the town of Gonzales to retrieve a small bronze cannon. The Texans refused to turn over the cannon. After some fighting, a meeting was held in the field between the two opposing forces. Col. John Henry Moore suggested to Lieutenant Francisco de Castañeda that he either surrender and join the Texans in support of the Constitution of 1824, or prepare to fight. Moore pointed to the cannon and told Castañeda that the little cannon was on the field, and he should just try to “Come and Take It”. This now-famous flag was flying over the cannon. Moore turned around and shouted “Fire“—and a shot was fired from the cannon. The Mexican troops immediately wheeled around and withdrew to San Antonio. The flag, back then called the Old Cannon Flag, was reportedly fashioned by Sarah Seely DeWitt and her daughter, Evaline, from Noami DeWitt's wedding dress. It was of white cloth, with a lone star above a cannon, and the words "come and take it" beneath the cannon. It was Texas' first battle flag, and first lone star flag. Today we call it the Gonzales Come and Take It flag.

 

FLAG QUALITY AND USES
 
 
Premium Quality
Construction: Cotton Authentic
 
- Beautiful, full textured and striking
- Cotton weave looks, feels and moves properly
- Designs are embroidered
- Attaches easily to any flag pole
 
Note on the reverse (backs) of flags: It is standard traditional flag construction that images, words and other adornments on a flag are "backwards" when viewed from behind. It is not correct to sew two standard flags back-to-back in order for them to read the same from both directions.
 
RECOMENDED USES:
 
- Re-enactment, historical drama
- Indoor displays, Museums
- Honor Guards, Color guards*
- Caskets,  Memorials, Funerals
- Official Uses, diplomatic display
 
(NOTE: Not for outdoor or wet use. *May be too heavy for long term marching use. See Nylon flags for lighter alternatives.)

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