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  • Benedict Arnold
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    Benedict Arnold The name Benedict Arnold has become a synonym for a traitor to one's country. In the first years of the American Revolution, however, Arnold was brilliant and dashing general, highly respected for his service to the patriot cause (see Revolution, American). Benedict Arnold was born on Jan. 14, 1741, in Norwich, Conn. His father, Benedict, was a well-to-do landowner. His mother was Hannah King Waterman Arnold. While a boy, young Arnold twice ran away to join the colonial troops fi...
  • General Benedict Arnold
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    'The Dark Eagle'; refers to the hero of Saratoga, Benedict Arnold, who went from highly regarded hero, to the most hated man in the Colonies in a matter of days. In the book: Benedict Arnold: The Dark Eagle, Brian Richard Boylan, analyzes the historical figure not critically, but objectively. He examines the forces that possibly could have driven Benedict Arnold to turn his back on the country that he fought for so dearly. Boylan also points out that the man who Arnold did most of his negotiatio...
  • Once Great Benedict Arnold
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    ... al leader and Benedict Arnold, a colonel from Connecticut. Arnold trained his own militia force for the capture of the fort. Arnold and Allen met up in Bennington. Arnold accompanied Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys, also known as Vermont soldiers, before heading off to Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. (Kenneth 65) Benedict Arnold shared the command with Allen. Allen and Arnold led the Green Mountain Boys in a surprise attack. Not a single person from Arnold and Allen's troops had di...
  • Arnold A Confidential Letter From General Washington
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    Treason: Benedict Arnold Research Essay After defeating British troops in Saratoga, Congress made Benedict Arnold a major general in the Continental Army. Washington wrote a commendation saying that Arnold was a brave officer. Despite the promotion, Arnold remained at the bottom of the list. There were four other major generals superior to him. Arnold was soon off once again to help the northern army. Ticonderoga had fallen back into enemy hands. British General John Burgoyne and his troops were...
  • Their Savior General Benedict Arnold
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    Benedict Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold liked to lead and command his men on the front lines. The Battle of Saratoga was a major battle in the American Revolution; it helped persuade the French into signing a Treaty with the United States that helped turn the on the British. The open-field battle style was favored by the British. The American's were almost out of options, until their savior General Benedict Arnold rode in. Arnold personally led the charge during the Battle of Sa...
  • Junior To Benedict To Major General
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    No other American is remembered quite the same as Benedict Arnold. He was a brave soldier, a patriot- and a traitor. Benedict was born in Norwich, Connecticut, on January 14, 1741. When he was 14 years old, Benedict ran away from home to fight in the French and Indian War, but he was brought back by his mother, who apparently was driven insane later in her life. If I had a son like Benedict, I might have gone insane too! After his mother insisted that he return home, he ran away for a second tim...
  • Once Great Benedict Arnold
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    On January 14, 1741, Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut. (B Arnold) Arnold's father, also named Benedict, had a drinking problem and his mother Hannah often worried. (B Arnold) Arnold received his schooling at Canterbury. (B Arnold) While away at school, a few of Arnold's siblings passed away from Yellow Fever. (B Arnold) Arnold was a troublesome kid that would try just about anything. (B Arnold) As a rebellious 14-year-old boy, he ran away from home to fight in the French and Indi...
  • Benedict Arnold
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    S. S 9 L. G 10 Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was one of the important figures in the American Revolution. He began as a patriot, and soon later married a loyalist. Benedict Arnold also offered to be a British spy. When he was captured by pirates, he escaped and left his British contact to be hanged. As the war finished, Benedict Arnold was hated by both the loyalists, and the Patriots for leaving behind his contact. In the early stage of the American revolution, Benedict Arnold was thought to ...

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