Nathan Hale Quote


Nathan Hale
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Last words before being hanged as a spy. As quoted in: Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull (1848) by Maria Campbell
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I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.  - Nathan Hale
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Born: June 6, 1755

Died: September 22, 1776 (aged 21)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Revolutionary

Bio: Nathan Hale 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.

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