Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a soldier 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. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
1) Statue of Civil War Nathan Hale at City Hall in Lower Manhattan | Nathan Hale was the sole volunteer for spy mission proposed by George Washington going behind enemy lines & discover where British planned to attack during Battle of Long Island | Hale went undercover as a schoolteacher from Connecticut, which was exactly who he was before the Revolutionary War. He was ready to be of service. It wasn’t long b/4 he was caught behind enemy lines. Stories of how it occurred are disputed.
Nathan Hale - was 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. His last words before being hanged were purported to be "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.
Nathan Hale Homestead All 12 children of Deacon Richard Hale lived at the Hale Homestead in South Coventry, Connecticut, including the Revolutionary War hero, Nathan Hale. Some of the Colonial-era Hale family make an appearance to this day. George Dudley Seymour, who purchased the house in the early 20th century, recorded ghostly sightings, including one encounter with Deacon Hale himself