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.
Creed Taylor, During the Texas Revolution, Taylor participated in the Battle of Gonzales, the "Grass Fight", the Battle of Conception, the Storming of Béxar and the Battle of San Jacinto, but that was not the end of his fighting days. He took part in the Battle of Plum Creek, fighting against the Comanches in 1840 and fought the Indians in several other battles as a Texas Ranger under Captain Jack Hayes. Read story here
In March 1831, the Mexican Army loaned a small cannon to the colony of San Antonio. It was then transported to Gonzales, Texas. At the minor skirmish known as the Battle of Gonzales—the first battle of the Texas Revolution against Mexico—a small group of Texans successfully resisted the Mexican forces who had orders to seize their cannon. As a symbol of defiance, the Texans had fashioned a flag with a black star and an image of the cannon which they had received from Mexican officials.
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.