Come and Take it M16 Ar15 Carbine Rifle Gun Flag - Historic Flag
"Come and take it" is a historic slogan, first used in 480 BC in the Battle of Thermopylae as "Molon labe" by Spartan King Leonidas. It wasa defiant answer and last stand to the surrender demanded by the Persian Army. In 1778 it was used at Fort Morris in the Province of Georgia during the American revolution, and in 1835 at the Battle of Gonzales during the Texas Revolution.
THE HISTORY - WHY THIS FLAG IS SO IMPORTANT?
Sunbury in Georgia is nowadays aghost town but in the past it was an active port located east ofHinesville. Fort Morriswas constructed in Sunbury by the authority of theContinental Congress. here comes the war: British soldiers attempted to take the fort on November 25, 1778. The Americans at Fort Morris were led by Colonel John McIntosh (1748-1826). There were only 127 Continental soldiers plus militiamen and local citizens. The fort itself was crudely constructed and could not have withstood any concerted attack.
The British commander, Colonel Fuser, demanded Fort Morris' surrender through a written note to the American rebels. Though clearly outnumbered (he had only about 200 men plus artillery), Colonel McIntosh's defiant written response to the British demand included the following line: "As to surrendering the fort, receive thislaconic reply: COME AND TAKE IT!". The British declined to attack, in large part due to their lack ofintelligenceregarding other forces in the area. Colonel Fuser believed a recent skirmish in the area, combined with Colonel McIntosh's bravado, might have reflected reinforcements and so the British withdrew.
This flag has become a symbol of not backing down to the enemy!
PRODUCT FEATURES Size: 3x5ft Material: Polyester with 2 grommets - great for outdoors Comes in 3 Versions: - Historic Canon Flag - M16 Ar15 Carbine Rifle Flag - TEXAS Come and Take it Rifle Flag
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