The now and then postings of the discoveries and contributions of the Miller and Bechtold families .
Friday, September 24, 2010
Nathan Hale a cousin
Nathan Hale 3rd Cousin 5 (or 6) times removed
Nathan Hale (June 6, 1755 – September 22, 1776) was a soldier for the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. A spy for the Continental Army, he volunteered for an intelligence-gathering mission in New York City but was captured by the British. He is probably best remembered for his purported last words before being hanged: "I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country." Hale has long been considered an American hero and, in 1985, he was officially designated the state hero of Connecticut. Statues of Nathan Hale are located at the headquarters of the CIA in Langley, Fairfax County, Virginia, the Federal Triangle in Washington, D.C., downtown Chicago, on the campuses of Phillips Academy and Yale University, at Manhattan's City Hall Park and in the Tulane University Law School reading room.