Huntington in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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His ancestors were the Hales of Kent, England. He was born at Coventry, Conn. June 6, 1755, Graduated from Yale College September 8, 1773, Enlisted as Lieutenant 7th Conn. Regiment Jul. 6, 1775, Appointed Captain in Continental Army Sep. 1, 1775, Volunteered as spy September 1776, Captured by the British on this shore Sep. 1776, Executed at New York, September 22, 1776.
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“I will undertake it . . . . I think I owe to my country the accomplishment of an object so important, and so much desired by the Commander of her armies . . . . Yet I am not influenced by the expectation of promotion or pecuniary reward. I wish to be useful, and every kind of service necessary for the public good, becomes honorable by being necessary. If the exigencies of my country demand a peculiar service, its claims to the performance of that service are imperious.”
“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”
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This monument and its plaques were placed on the shore of Huntington Bay by George Taylor Sr. in 1897, and given to the citizens of the Town of Huntington by his grandson Balmor Taylor Sept. 19, 1976.
Erected 1897 by George Taylor Sr.
Location. 40° 53.037′ N, 73° 25.154′ W. Marker is in Huntington, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is at the intersection of New York Avenue and Mill Dam Road, on the left when traveling north on New York Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington NY 11743, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Huntington Green (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Site of Grist Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Johnís Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); North Meadow (approx. half a mile away); Constitution Oak (approx. 0.6 miles away); Huntington Village Green (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas Wickes (approx. 0.7 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Huntington.
More about this marker. The monument consists of four bronze plaques mounted on each side of a boulder.
Also see . . . Captain Nathan Hale (1755 - 1776). Biography of Nathan Hale from the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Revolution website. (Submitted on March 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
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