Nathan Hale: Yale 1773 :: Curator: Richard E. Mooney mssa exhibition

Hale's Life in Connecticut  |  The Years At Yale  |  In The Revolutionary War  |  How Sculptors Saw Him  |  George Dudley Seymour  |  Images & Namesakes  

Fort Hale drawing
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Fort Nathan Hale
Fort Nathan Hale was built in 1809 on the ruins of a Revolutionary War fort on the New Haven harbor. It got its name during the War of 1812. What's left of it can still be visited in its namesake park on the eastern side of the harbor. The record of the House of Representatives hearing on creation of the park in 1922 includes a handwritten memo by George Dudley Seymour remarking on the testimony by his friend Chief Justice William Howard Taft.