Today in History: Nathan Hale


Today in History–September 22–the Library of Congress features Revolutionary War hero Nathan Hale, who was hanged for spying on British troops on this date in 1776. This teacher turned soldier is famous for the words he allegedly spoke before his execution, “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.” Find out more about patriot Nathan Hale by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to access related resources.

Patriot Nathan Hale Was Hanged from America’s Library

Nathan Hale Revisited: A Tory’s Account of the Arrest of the First American Spy Library of Congress Information Bulletin July/August 2003 – Vol 62, No. 7

Books about Nathan Hale

Nathan Hale image set

Commemorative historical newspaper mentions of Nathan Hale

Primary Source Learning: American Revolution Primary Source Set

More Revolutionary War primary source collections