The Capture and Execution of Nathan Hale

In 1776, Revolutionary War soldier Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy in New York City by the British General William Howe. He was… read more

In 1776, Revolutionary War soldier Nathan Hale was hanged as a spy in New York City by the British General William Howe. He was twenty-one at the time. Born in Coventry, Connecticut, the state declared him its “State Hero” in 1985. The state historian explored contradictory accounts of Hale’s capture and execution. 

“The Burning Issue About Nathan Hale” was the keynote address of the Nathan Hale Symposium held by Connecticut Landmarks to explore new research into the life and times of Nathan Hale. The event was held on Saturday, August 7, 2010, in the First Congregational Church of Coventry. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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294976-1
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Public Affairs Event
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Speech
Location:
Coventry, Connecticut, United States
First Aired:
Dec 18, 2010
Last Aired:
Dec 19, 2010

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  • Dec 18, 2010 | 9:30pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2010 | 1:28am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 19, 2010 | 2:27pm EST | C-SPAN 3
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