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Nathan Hale

“I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.”

 
 
Nathan Hale Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 4, 2010
1. Nathan Hale Marker
Inscription.
Captain, Army of the United States
Born at Coventry, Connecticut, June 6, 1755
In the performance of his duty, he resigned his life,
a sacrifice to his country's liberty at New York,
September 22, 1776

 
Erected 1945.
 
Location. 38° 53.54′ N, 77° 1.463′ W. Marker is in Federal Triangle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Constitution Avenue, NW (U.S. 1/50) west of 9th Street, NW, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. The inscription is on the base of the statue which is against the wall near the southeast corner of "RFK Main", the Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building - in the Federal Triangle, south of Pennsylvania Avenue. Marker is at or near this postal address: 950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Temple for Our History (within shouting distance of this marker); Equal Justice Under the Law (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grandeur for the People (about 500 feet away); In Memory of Franklin Delano Roosevelt (about 500 feet away); Solomon G. Brown
Nathan Hale, sulpture by Bela L. Platt image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, February 4, 2010
2. Nathan Hale, sulpture by Bela L. Platt
(about 500 feet away); Cedar of Lebanon (about 500 feet away); Colossal Head 4 (replica) (about 700 feet away); The United States Navy Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Federal Triangle.
 
More about this marker. The statue is a 1915 recasting of one sculpted by Bela L. Pratt in 1912-1914. It was originally placed at Hale's birthplace in Connecticut before it was restored, moved to its present location, and rededicated in 1945.
 
Also see . . .  Nathan Hale. (Submitted on February 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Categories. HeroesMilitaryPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on February 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 958 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 7, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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