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To: El Gato
Where was that flag used? The Alamo?
15 posted on 03/05/2004 12:16:27 AM PST by Jack Black
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To: Jack Black
Where was that flag used? The Alamo?

No Jack, that's the flag flown by the Gonzales Colony in Tejas when the Mexican army came to confiscate the little cannon the settlers used- probably with canister shot- to repel marauding Indian raids. And, as it worked out, Mexican federal governmental gun confiscators.

The fight over the cannon at Gonzales was the beginning of the Texan War for Independence, resulted in the following battles at Goliad, the Alamo, and eventually, the Texas victory at the Battle of San Jacinto.

*Details *here*

22 posted on 03/05/2004 10:25:52 AM PST by archy (Concrete shoes, cyanide, TNT! Done dirt cheap! Neckties, contracts, high voltage...Done dirt cheap!)
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