COME AND TAKE IT cannon - Thought to be the cannon that fired the first shot in the battle for Texas Independence from Mexico on October 2, 1835. This spurred the phrase "Come and Take It!", which became a prominent battle cry, along with "Remember the Alamo" in the fight for Texas independence. It is currently housed in the Gonzales Memorial museum, in Gonzales, Texas.
Erastus "Deaf" Smith Erastus "Deaf" Smith, born an American (1787-1837), is one of the most remembered revolutionary heroes who fought for Texas’s independence. Being one of the first to join the Texas Republican Army in Gonzalez, his contributions as a spy, scout, and soldier would influence the Battle of Concepcion, the renowned Grass Fight, and the Battle of San Jacinto. He would also be the man who General Houston trusted to confirm the fall of the Alamo.
George W. Davis - immortalized as one of the original 18 freedom fighters that stood off a force of 120 soldiers in the Mexican army, in the incident that became known as the "Come-And-Take-It" canon incident in Gonzales,Texas. Of these 18 men, five later died in the Alamo. Others, including Davis participated in one or more subsequent confrontations with the Mexican centralist army. Davis had several relatives who were in the relief force that died in the Alamo.
Susanna Dickinson will always be remembered as the sole adult Anglo survivor of the Alamo and the most extensively quoted eyewitness source. On the morning of the assault her husband told her the Mexicans were over the walls and ran out from the chapel where she stayed. She never saw him again. She saw the body of Crockett between the chapel and the barrack building. At some point afterward, it was said she lost her mind and wept for days.
3 posters on 3 battles of the Texas Revolution: Battle of Gonzales, Battle of the Alamo and Battle of San Jacinto. The can be printed on a poster maker or printed for notes in a student activity or Gallery walk.