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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Erected 1897 by George Taylor Sr.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1881.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington NY 11743, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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 Peter Crippen House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ketewomoke Y.C. (approx. ¼ mile away); Cross Island Trolley (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Grist Mill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jupiter Hammon (approx. 0.4 miles away); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. John’s Episcopal Church (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Huntington.
More about this marker. The monument consists of four bronze plaques mounted on each side of a boulder.
Credits. This page was last revised on May 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 607 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on March 18, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.