Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale (HMWKC)

Location: New London, CT 06320 New London County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 21.264', W 72° 5.627'

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Schoolteacher & Spy from Connecticut

A Yale graduate, Hale began teaching here in the Union School House in 1774. He taught all ages and levels of boys at the same time. A progressive teacher for his day, Hale openly rewarded success in the classroom. He also believed in teaching girls, although at special times set apart from instruction for the boys.

Deeply committed to liberty, he left teaching to serve the American Army in 1775. During the New York Campaign, he volunteered to serve as a spy for General Washington. With the help of Stephen Hempstead, he crossed enemy lines but he was discovered, captured and hanged for his spying. His final words, which spoke eloquently of his devotion to the American cause, will live forever.

"I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." ? - ? Nathan Hale
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Date Added Monday, October 13th, 2014 at 11:10am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 743116 N 4582175
Decimal Degrees41.35440000, -72.09378333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 21.264', W 72° 5.627'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 21' 15.84" N, 72° 5' 37.62" W
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Area Code(s)860
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 758-798 Atlantic St, New London CT 06320, US
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