Lesson 11 Famous People
Nathan Hale was the first American spy hung by the British during the Revolution.
Hal was a schoolteacher from South Coventry, Connecticut. He volunteered to go behind the
British lines and obtain information. He passed through their lines disguised as a Dutch
schoolteacher. He gathered the information, hid it in the lining on his shoe sole, and was
returning to Connecticut when he was captured by the British. They found the information
in his shoe and hanged him for treason on September 22, 1776.
Her real name was Mary Ludwig. She followed her husband onto the
battlefield where she cooked, washed, and sewed for the men. Molly even brought cool water
to them in her pitcher, so the men nicknamed her "Molly Pitcher." After the war,
Molly was given a yearly pension of $40.00 from the government in gratitude for her
Other famous women of the American Revolution:
||Mary Katherine Goddard
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