Sunday, September 22, 2013

Nathan Hale executed as spy by the British

Nathan Hale, Captain in regular army, U.S.A., executed as spy by the British, September 22, 1776. Date Created / Published: c1913. Medium: 1 item. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-48286 (b&w film copy neg.)

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Call Number: LOT 4412-C [item] [P&P] Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Notes: Reproduction of mural painting by Albert Herter, copyrighted 1913. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

Subjects: Hale, Nathan,--1755-1776. Hangings (Executions)--1770-1780. Collections: Miscellaneous Items in High Demand. September 22, 1776 – Nathan Hale is hanged for spying during American Revolution.

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 and hanged. He is best remembered for his last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."

Nathan Hale executed as spy by the British

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