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Nathan Hale

soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War

Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a soldier in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for a spying mission in New York City, but was captured by the British and executed. He is probably best remembered for possibly saying before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero. In 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.

Nathan Hale
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Born
Nathan Hale

June 6, 1755
DiedSeptember 22, 1776(1776-09-22) (aged 21)
Alma materYale College
Signature
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