(1835) A Texas revolt pits provincials against Mexico’s army The town of Gonzales, Mexico sees its mostly Texian citizens erupt in an armed revolt when the Mexican military tries to seize their weapons. The Battle of Gonzales will be the first salvo in the Texas Revolution, a struggle that sees Santa Ana’s troops fight Sam Houston’s soldiers.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 soldiers.
Date: Oct 02, 1835 Texas Flag—Come and Take It. This flag was raised by Texas settlers at the Battle of Gonzales in October 1835 after Mexico attempted to retrieve a cannon which had been granted to the town of Gonzales for protection against raids by native tribes.