And, if Saxon's father had helped raise the Bear Flag rebellion at Sonoma, it was at Sonoma that Clara's father had mustered in for the War of the Rebellion and ridden as far east with his troop as Salt Lake City, of which place he had been provost marshal when the Mormon trouble flared up. How can the answer be improved? With a cotton sheet and some red paint, they constructed a makeshift flag with a crude drawing of a grizzly bear, a lone red star (a reference to the earlier Lone Star Republic of Texas) and the words California Republic at the bottom.
From then on, the independence movement was known as the Bear Flag Revolt. They hastily drew a grizzly bear on a white flag with a red star as the background. This flag gave the uprising the name of the 'Bear Flag Revolt. ' A digital rendering of what the first Bear Flag would have looked like. The flag featured an image of a California grizzly bear and became known as the Bear Flag and the revolt as the Bear Flag Revolt.
Three weeks later, on July 5, 1846, the Republic's military of 100 to 200 men was subsumed into the California Battalion commanded by Brevet Captain John C. Frmont. Bear Flag Revolt, (JuneJuly 1846), shortlived independence rebellion precipitated by American settlers in Californias Sacramento Valley against Mexican authorities. In 1846 approximately 500 Americans were living in California, compared with between 8, 000 and 12, 000 Mexicans.
The Mexican War and California The Bear Flag Revolt and the AngloAmerican Conquest of California by Warren A. Beck and Ynez D. Hasse Fremont and the Bear Flag Revolt. The role of John Charles Fremont in the Bear Flag Californias Bear Flag revolt begins Anticipating the outbreak of war with Mexico, American settlers in California rebel against the Mexican government and proclaim the shortlived California