Nathan Hale- Michael #12

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American History
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Nathan Hale- Michael #12

Nathan Hale was born on June 6, 1755. After graduating college he became a teacher. He was teaching for 6 years until war broke out in April, 1775. Because of the war Nathan joined the Conneticut Militia. His Army marched foward, but he stayed back because his teaching contract didn't expire until June. He got many letters telling him to join the Army or stay back and be quiet. In early July Nathan got a letter from Benjamin Tallmadge his former roomate. The day after recieving the letter Nathan accepted a commision as 1st lieutenant in Col. Charles Webb's 7th CT regiment. In January of 1776 Nathan moved tothe 19th CT regiment. After a year of being in the Army Nathan still never saw combat, he never would. A few months after being in the Army Nathan crossed enemy lines disquised as an unemployed school master. When the British took over most of Manhatten's Kip Bay Island on September 15th and 16th Nathan's mission negated. On September 20th New York was set on fire when Nathan was trying to ecscape. The next day on September 21st Nathan was waiting for a boat when he was caught by the British and taken for questioning. He was found quilty the next day and was hung. Nathan died on September 22, 1776. Before he died he said a very famous quote " I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." In 1985 Nathan was named the state hero of Conneticut. He lived to be 21 years old.

Resources: TimePage.com, Bio.com, InfoPlease.com, and Wikipedia.com

Nathan Hale Biography

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