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The Gadsden Flag:A Symbol Of American Defiance Since 1776
Having duly warned its foe, the coiled rattlesnake is ready to strike. Given by Christopher Gadsden of South Carolina to the first commander in chief of the continental navy, Esek Hopkins who used it as his personal flag.
The message to the British was unmistakable. This has become the popular tea party flag and it is the most recognizable of colonial snake flags.