Which of these men was executed by the British for being an American spy during the American Revolution?

Which of these men was executed by the British for being an American spy during the American Revolution?

Friday, September 22, 2017

5:55 PM

· Benedict Arnold

· Nathan Hale

· Paul Revere

· Alexander Hamilton

Question:

Answer: In New York City on this day in 1776, Nathan Hale, a Connecticut schoolteacher and captain in the Continental Army, was executed by the British for spying. Hale was interrogated by British General William Howe and, when it was discovered that he was carrying incriminating documents, General Howe ordered his execution for spying, which was set for the following morning. After being led to the gallows, legend holds that the 21-year-old Hale said, “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

Nathan Hale – Answer

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