Sometimes known as “The Plattsburgh Flag” (so named for The War of 1812 battle the Flag was seen used at), The Veterans Exempt Flag was used by “older Men” who had served in The Revolutionary War. Similar in sentiment to the “Free Trade Flag”, the Unit was basically a Militia organization. They participated in the battle (which repulsed the final attempt of The British to take Upper State New York). The unusual flag was a Black Field with a large White Canton in the upper left corner of the colors. 13- (5) pointed Black Stars were added to this. In the center of the Field was a White Skull and Crossbones with a Banneroll reflecting the 1775 Motto “Don't Tread On Me”.