(June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a captain in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. Widely considered America's first spy, he volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission, but was caught by the British. He is best remembered for his speech before being hanged following the Battle of Long Island, in which he allegedly said, "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.
Visit the official Nathan Hale website for more information.
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