Nathan Hale Homestead
Coventry is a town in Tolland County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 11,504 at the 2000 census. The birthplace of Captain Nathan Hale, Coventry is home to the Nathan Hale Homestead, which is now a museum open to the public....
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. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970, and was also known as Deacon Richard Hale House.
Nathan Hale was a spy for the Continental Army
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during the American Revolutionary War
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. A graduate of Yale
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, he taught school for two years, first in East Haddam
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, then in New London
New London, Connecticut
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After being captured by the British
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, Hale reportedly gave a speech stating that his only regret was that he had but one life to give for his country.
After he was hanged, his body was not returned and was never found.