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Hand Crafted Framed Gonzales Flag

Large Scale Hand Crafted Historic Replica Gonzales Flag Mounted on Burgundy Linen and Framed in Antiqued Gold Shadowbox Molding. All of the historic details have been meticulously recreated by hand to give you the rich texture of a national treasure. In 1835 the commander of the Mexican garrison at San Antonio sent a few men to Gonzales to recover a cannon that had been loaned to the town to fight off occasional Indian attacks. The citizens of Gonzales realized thathat had been loaned to the town to fight off occasional Indian attacks. The citizens of Gonzales realized that the intent of the move was to disarm possible rebels, and so the request was denied. Dragoons under Captain Francisco Castaneda arrived to demand the cannon unconditionally. The cannon was so small that blacksmiths hammered iron scrap into cannonballs. As word of the conflict spread, the Texan force grew to over 200 armed men, and the town was fortified. 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. The battle at Gonzales led the fight for independence to the Alamo and to the final Texas victory at San Jacinto. Approximately 45" by 31" framed, $875 read more