Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale

Born: June 6, 1755

Died: September 22, 1776

Nationality: American

Occupation: Revolutionary

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: Last words before being hanged as a spy. As quoted in: Revolutionary Services and Civil Life of General William Hull (1848) by Maria Campbell