This flag is also known as The Battle of Plattsburgh Flag. The War of 1812 actually stretched out until 1814 as the newly founded United States of America frantically fought off a large scale British attack. The battle, also known as the Battle of Lake Champlain, ended the final British invasion attempt of the northern United States.
The flag was described as having "...a black ground with 13 stars for the Union of White, wrought in silver. That in the centre of the Flag there be a Death's Head, with cross bones under, intimating what must soon, according to the course of nature, be their promiscuous fate, and the immediate one of any enemy who shall venture to contend with them. Under these an open wreath, with this motto, 'Thy will be done.´ Over the Death's Head, surmounted as a crest, a Rattle-Snake with Thirteen rattles, coiled, ready to strike, with this motto in a similar wreath inverted over it, 'Don't tread on me.' "
This indoor/outdoor flag measures 3' x 5' and is double sided with 2 metal grommets.