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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...
  • Time Of Writing Eminent Victorians
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    A string quartet in four movements In 1912, Lytton Strachey, who was living on his occasional journalism (chiefly for his cousin St Loe Strachey's Spectator), and amusing himself and his Bloomsbury friends by writing plays and verse, got the idea for the book that would become Eminent Victorians. He had decided, finally, to leave Hampstead (which though part of London, was inconveniently distant from theatres, concert halls and restaurants) and live in the country, so he accepted his fellow-Camb...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Forests And Mountains Of Maine
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    continental congress had also assembled its expeditionary force against acad a. one thousand americans moved north up the hudson river corridor, and in november general richard montgomery forced the capitulation of montreal. mean while, , haha benedict arnold set out from massachusetts with another american army, and after a torturour march throught the forests and mountains of maine, he joined mont aokjdf outside the walls of qucbe. unlike the assault of british general wofle in however the aam...
  • Battle Arnold
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    What changes a military hero from a great patriot to a treasonous traitor? Benedict Arnold is the only man in our history to be a military hero for both sides. He is known to most in our country as a traitor but without his valiant efforts in battle against the British forces our country may not be singing the National Anthem but God Save the Queen. His passion for defeating the enemy in the end was what defeated him. What was the turning point in this patriot's career? The Saratoga campaign was...
  • Lake Arnold
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    Arnold was born on January 14, 1741, in Norwich, Connecticut. Both his parents were of long-established, well-respected New England families. He was helper to a pharmacist when he was a young. However, he liked the battlefield to a druggist's life and enlisted in the militia during the French and Indian War (1754-1763). When his father died in 1761, Arnold moved to New Haven, Connecticut, where he became a druggist, selling potions, and books. In 1764 he got into shipping and trade with Canada a...
  • Arnold Of His Command
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    Benedict Arnold was different: a military hero for both sides in the same war. He began his career as an American Patriot in May 1775, when he and Ethan Allen led the brigade that captured Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain. Arnold's heroics continued in September, when he led an expedition of 1,150 riflemen against Quebec, the capital of British Canada. The American commander drove his men hard through the Maine wilderness, overcoming leaky boats, spoiled provisions, treacherous rivers, and nea...
  • 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...
  • 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...

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