Nathan Hale

DESCRIPTION: "The breezes went steadily through the tall pines, A-saying o hush...." as Nathan Hale attempts to return to his command. But the British capture him, try him, insult his cause, and hang him
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1856 (Moore's "Songs and Ballads of the American Revolution," according to Eggleston)
KEYWORDS: rebellion war prisoner execution
Sept 22, 1776 - Execution of Nathan Hale by the British as a spy.
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scott-BoA, pp. 67-68, "Nathan Hale" (1 text, 1 tune)
NOTES [26 words]: There is a poem, "Nathan Hale," by Francis M. Finch, in Eggleston. It is not his piece; it begins "To drum-beat and heart-beat, A soldier marches by." - RBW
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File: SBoA067

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