1755, Jun 61778, Sep 22
an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut. According to the standards of the time, spies were hanged as illegal combatants. On the morning of September 22, 1776, Hale was marched along Post Road to the Park of Artillery, and hanged. He was 21 years old.
 Timeline (4)
09/10/1776-Nathan Hale volunteers to spy behind British lines
09/12/1776-Nathan Hale leaves Harlem Heights Camp (127th St) for spy mission
09/21/1776-Nathan Hale spies on the British for American rebels, is captured and arrested
09/22/1776-Patriot Nathan Hale executed for spying
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I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, become honorable by being necessary.
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
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