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Nathan Hale Facts

American Spy Nathan Hale
Statue of Nathan Hale


On the morning of September 22nd of 1776, in New York City, a young man named Nathan Hale was led to the gallows by his British captors accused of being an American Revolutionary spy. When asked if he had any final words he proudly stated "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country"; words that would make him an American hero and inspire the American colonist in their fight for independence from Great Britain. After he uttered these now famous words Nathan Hale was executed for spying; becoming the first American executed for spying for America. Below is a list of interesting facts about this American Revolutionary War hero. Information includes why he volunteered to be a spy, where he spied, and how he was caught by the British. This information is written for both kids and adults.

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