Travel Bug Dog Tag Texana-Flag of Gonzales TB02

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Released:
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Origin:
Texas, United States
Recently Spotted:
In Early Saxifrage

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About This Item

GonzalesFlag

Patch of the Gonzales Flag of from the Texas War of Independence.  The Battle of Gonzales was the first military engagement of the Texas Revolution.  It was fought near Gonzales, Texas, on October 2, 1835, between rebellious Texian settlers and a detachment of Mexican army troops.
 
In 1831, Mexican authorities gave the settlers of Gonzales a small cannon to help protect them from frequent Comanche raids. Over the next four years, the political situation in Mexico deteriorated, and in 1835 several states revolted. As the unrest spread, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea, the commander of all Mexican troops in Texas, felt it unwise to leave the residents of Gonzales a weapon and requested the return of the cannon.
 
When the initial request was refused, Ugartechea sent 100 dragoons to retrieve the cannon using peaceful means. The soldiers neared Gonzales on September 29, but the colonists used a variety of excuses to keep them from the town, while secretly sending messengers to request assistance from nearby communities. Within two days, up to 140 Texians gathered in Gonzales, all determined not to give up the cannon.  On October 1, settlers voted to initiate a fight.  Two ladies of the town, Cynthia Burns and Evaline DeWitt, painted a flag on cotton cloth, depicting the cannon, the lone star of Texas and a clear challenge to the enemy.  Mexican soldiers opened fire as Texians approached their camp in the early hours of October 2. After several hours of desultory firing, Mexican soldiers withdrew. 
 
Although the skirmish had little military significance, it marked a clear break between the colonists and the Mexican government and is considered to have been the start of the Texas Revolution. News of the skirmish spread throughout the United States, where it was often referred to as the "Lexington of Texas". The cannon's fate is disputed. It may have been buried and rediscovered in 1936, or it may have been seized by Mexican troops after the Battle of the Alamo.

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Tracking History (36187.6mi) View Map

Dropped Off 6/25/2017 Tatt802 placed it in Early Saxifrage Ontario, Canada - 15.1 miles  Visit Log

Hope this is rual enough lol

Retrieve It from a Cache 6/17/2017 Tatt802 retrieved it from Almost home Ontario, Canada   Visit Log

Found TB going to take it farther north

Dropped Off 1/24/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE placed it in Almost home Ontario, Canada - 22.1 miles  Visit Log

Dropped continue on.

Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to Grassy Knoll Ontario, Canada - .49 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to Marsh Look Out Ontario, Canada - .19 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to Light Post Cache Ontario, Canada - 1.12 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to 128 + 5 Ontario, Canada - 4.51 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to Searching for Our Home Ontario, Canada - 1.9 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to M and M Cache Ontario, Canada - 8.67 miles  Visit Log
Visited 1/12/2017 4THELOVEOFTHECACHE took it to Welcome to the W:Part 2 Ontario, Canada - .34 miles  Visit Log
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