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Nathan Hale

''[[Nathan Hale (statue)|Nathan Hale]]'', by [[Frederick MacMonnies]], [[New York City Hall|City Hall Park]], New York Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was an American soldier and spy for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. He volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British and executed. Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut.
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