in what city in new york did nathan hale die? is it 1.Fort ticonderoga 2.bennington or 3.saratoga??

plz help im doin a social studies project and well i forgot these arent choices as an answer but the three that i think he died in well if u disagree with any of the three choices then just say neither and plz say ur answer and if u find the answer plz put in ur source thank u

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    None of the answers match the known information.

    I have checked at least six separate sources for this question. The answer must appear only in your textbook for this class. J/S

    An account of Nathan Hale's capture was written by Consider

    Tiffany, a Connecticut shopkeeper and Loyalist, and obtained by the Library of Congress. In Tiffany's account, Major Robert Rogers of the Queens Rangers met Hale in a tavern and saw through his disguise. After luring Hale into betraying himself by pretending to be a patriot himself, Rogers and his Rangers apprehended Hale near Flushing Bay, in Queens, New York.

    British General William Howe had his headquarters in the Beekman House in a rural part of Manhattan, on a rise between 50th and 51st Streets between First and Second Avenues Hale reportedly was questioned by Howe and physical evidence was found on him. Rogers provided information about the case. According to tradition, Hale spent the night in a greenhouse at the mansion.

    According to the standards of the time, spies were hanged as illegal combatants. On 22 September 1776, Hale was marched along Post Road to the Park of Artillery, which was next to a public house called the Dove Tavern (at modern day 66th Street and Third Avenue), and hanged. He was 21 years old. The executioner was the former slave and loyalist Bill Richmond, who later became famous as a boxer in Britain.

    Besides the site at 66th and Third, there are two other sites in Manhattan that claim to be the hanging site:

    A statue designed by Frederick William Macmonnies was erected in 1890 City Hall Park at what was claimed to be the site; (No authentic likeness exists and the statue established Hale's idealized square-jawed image);

    A plaque erected by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) hangs on the Yale Club at 44th and Vanderbilt by Grand Central Terminal saying the event occurred there.

    There is also a memorial at another possible hanging site in Halesite (Huntington), New York, on Long Island.

    Nathan Hale's body has never been found. An empty grave cenotaph was erected by his family in Nathan Hale Cemetery in South Coventry, Connecticut.

    On September 22, 1776, the British hanged the renowned American hero and patriot Nathan Hale in New York City. The site of his execution is generally accepted to have been uptown, in the vicinity of 66th Street and 3rd Avenue, but a monument to Hale stands at another possible execution site: City Hall Park, in Downtown Manhattan.

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