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  Benedict Arnold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Benedict Arnold (January 14, 1741 – June 14, 1801) was a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolution.
Arnold had distinguished himself as a hero of the revolution early in the war through acts of cunning and bravery at Fort Ticonderoga in 1775 and at the Battle of Saratoga in 1777.
Benedict Arnold V was born the second of six children to Benedict Arnold III and Hannah Waterman King in Norwich, Connecticut.
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 Benedict Arnold
Arnold immediately proposed the capture of Ticonderoga and Crown Point, and the plan was approved by Dr. Warren, chairman of the committee of safety.
Arnold was commissioned as colonel by the provincial congress of Massachusetts, and directed to raise 400 men in the western counties and surprise the forts.
At Washington's suggestion, Arnold again joined the northern army, and by a brilliant stratagem dispersed the army of St. Leger, which, in cooperation with Burgoyne, was coming down the Mohawk valley, and had laid siege to Fort Stanwix.
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 Benedict Arnold - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Benedict Arnold (January 14, 1741 — June 14, 1801) was a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, who conspired with the British side to surrender the fort at West Point, New York.
Arnold was in the West Indies when the Boston Massacre occurred on March 15, 1770, but later wrote that he was "very much shocked" and wrote "good God; are the Americans all asleep and tamely giving up their liberties, or are they all turned philosophers, that they don't take immediate vengeance on such miscreants".
Benedict Arnold, on hearing of these plans proposed that a second force, in unison with Schuyler’s, attack by travelling up the Kennebec River in Maine, portaging over the height of land, then descending the Chaudiere river to Quebec City.
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 Benedict Arnold - MSN Encarta
Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), American military leader, who distinguished himself during the first phase of the American Revolution (1775-1783), but later betrayed the American cause.
Arnold was born on January 14, 1741, in Norwich, Connecticut.
On the lake Arnold was defeated (1776) by a British naval attack, but his delaying tactics thwarted an enemy drive to New York City, which would have divided the colonies.
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 Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut.
Arnold was one of a number of Benedict Arnolds including an early governor of Rhode Island and his father.
Arnold had an argument with Colonel Easton, who was to deliver the missive announcing the victory of the capture to Massachusetts...which doesn't make it surprising that Arnold spent time with the captured enemy officers than his fellow countrymen.
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 Archiving Early America
Benedict Arnold was different: a military hero for both sides in the same war.
For the next five years Arnold served the Patriot side with distinction in one battle after another, including a dangerous assault against the center of the British line at Saratoga, where he was again wounded in the leg.
In the end, Benedict Arnold's "moral failure lay not in his disenchantment with the American cause" for many other officers returned to civilian life disgusted with the decline in republican virtue and angry over their failure to win a guaranteed pension from Congress.
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 Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold was a General in the American revolutionary war.
Arnold's attempt to betray was discovered when a British General was caught with the plans.
Arnold went to England and died in June, 1801 from a nervous disease.
russell.gresham.k12.or.us /Colonial_America/Benedict_Arnold.html   (179 words)

 Benedict Arnold on Lake Champlain. The Battle of Valcour Island in 1776 First a Hero, then a Traitor.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arnold told his fellow officers that America's only hope was to delay this Northern Army for there was no chance of defeating it, at least not in 1776.
Arnold's boundless energy and enthusiasm pulled the process back on target, and by late September, a tiny fleet of 15 boats was forming up.
Arnold begged, pleaded and badgered to assemble a navy of 500 "half naked" unskilled sailors.
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 LIBERTY! . Benedict Arnold's Leg | PBS
Arnold started to become embittered by what he saw as a lack of recognition for his military genius on the part Congress and the Continental Army.
Arnold's contact with the British army, Major John Andre', was captured by American forces with letters implicating Arnold in his boot.
Arnold went on to command British forces against American troops in his native Connecticut, but the war was soon over, and Arnold had made the grave mistake of jumping to the losing side.
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 Military.com Content
The sight of Arnold on horseback reinvigorated the troops, and the British collapsed.
Arnold's horse was shot and fell on his right leg, which had been injured in Quebec.
Arnold's actions at what came to be known as the Battle of Freeman's Farm -- the first chapter of the Sept. 19 to Oct. 7, 1777, battle at Saratoga -- directly led to French aid that helped speed the infant United States to victory.
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 The American Revolution (Benedict Arnold)
At the age of 14, Arnold was a druggist's apprentice, but he ran away twice to serve in the colonial militia during the French and Indian War (1754-63).
Arnold was in command and refused to end the siege, bellowing orders from his sickbed.
The book shows how Benedict Arnold's need to prove that he was courageous, and his desire to be a great hero and receive recognition, led to his downfall.
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Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, CT in 1741.
On October 7, 1777, Arnold was shot again in his left leg, and as a result had a limp for the rest of his days.
It has been said that had Benedict Arnold died at the Battles of Saratoga, he would be considered as one of America's greatest heroes.
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 Arnold, Benedict. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Arnold pushed on to the northern end of Lake Champlain, where he destroyed a number of ships and a British fort.
Arnold was wounded but continued the siege until spring, when Sir Guy Carleton forced him back to Lake Champlain.
The plot was discovered with the capture of John André, but Arnold escaped.
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 Benedict Arnold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And it was he, Benedict Arnold’s younger brother (shall we call him Benedict Arnold IV II?), who lived to see the founding of a new country—because of his heroism and in spite of his own late treachery.
The irony is that had the original Benedict Arnold IV lived, his infamous younger brother might have been given a more common name, and the traitor known perhaps as George Arnold, like the modern traitor John Walker, may have more easily faded into the trivia of history.
Benedict is a family name in our culture but it has not been popular as a first name since the end of the Revolutionary War.
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 Benedict Arnold: The Traitor Who Saved America
Arnold briefed Washington and his staff on the events of the spring, covering the cannons and lead his men had recovered and his belief that they could be the bar used to pry the British out of Boston.
Arnold's remaining men were forced to eat a pet Newfoundlander dog, then their shoes, tree bark, and anything else they could get their hands on.
Arnold held Montreal and maintained the siege of Quebec under a succession of incompetent superiors, commanding a starving army in the midst of a smallpox epidemic.
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 Arnold, Benedict - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
ARNOLD, BENEDICT [Arnold, Benedict] 1741-1801, American Revolutionary general and traitor, b.
The OTHER SIDE of a TRAITOR ; A Maine historian recounts the story of Benedict Arnold's secret mission through Maine to seize Quebec from the British.
Life and times of Benedict Arnold revealed in 2-hour A&E movie.
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 WCHA - Arnold Invades Quebec   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Arnold, leading the slow retreat of the remnants of the army, turned on his British pursuers on Lake Champlain, where he stopped them at the Battle of Valcour Island and sent them packing back to Canada, thus saving the Revolution from premature failure.
As they climbed, Arnold and the rest of the army were toiling up the Kennebec behind them, the river overflowing to high flood stage, swamping the woods on each side forcing the walking soldiers many miserable and wet miles out of their river-side route to avoid the flood.
Arnold's pitiful, freezing force, most of whose short-term state enlistments expired the first of the year, were too few to overcome the waiting British.
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 Benedict Arnold   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Benedict Arnold was born in 1741, in Norwich Town, Connecticut.
Major John Brown demanded that Arnold be arrested for thirteen crimes and demanded a full scaled court hearing because he didn't resign.
Arnold was punished by his continued harassment by jealous American officers.
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 Benedict Arnold
Arnold then led a force of 1,100 men through Maine in the dead of winter to invade Canada.
During the second battle of Saratoga on Oct. 7, 1777, Arnold led a headlong charge, captured a key redoubt, was again wounded, and made the British surrender inevitable.
Arnold escaped to the enemy lines and was commissioned a brigadier general in the British army.
www.americanrevwar.homestead.com /files/ARNOLD.HTM   (471 words)

 Benedict Arnold - January 14, 1741 to 1801
enedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 in Norwich, Connecticut.
pon his arrival in the north, Arnold was immediately embroiled in another war between states, as he had been early in his military career.
t the time, Arnold's wife was considered an innocent in the matter, however, new research leads us to believe that the young woman played an important part in knowing what was going on and aiding her husband's endeavors.
www.vtgunsmiths.com /gmbsc/benedict.html   (2944 words)

 Benedict Arnold's report on his attack on Forts Trumbull & Griswold
Benedict Arnold, who had participated in the establishment of the coastal defenses prior to his defection to the British side, knew the American defenders' code to assemble at Fort Griswold
It was not until Valentine's Day of the following year that Captain Adam Shapley, the commander of Fort Trumbull that morning, finally died from the wounds he received during the battle on the opposite shore of the Thames River in Fort Griswold where he and his men had gone after abandoning Fort Trumbull.
Shapely and the young Jordan Freeman are credited with killing the commander of the British forces, Major Montgomery, as he came over the wall of Fort Griswold, salvaging a small victory from the rout.
www.fortfriends.org /arnold1.htm   (1310 words)

 Infamous Benedict Arnold -- Military Secrets
At the beginning of the letter, Arnold also referred to previous information he had provided to the British at the expense of General George Washington.
Second, Arnold also referred to a false proclamation, which was engineered by Washington and Lafayette to fool the British.
Arnold sent one to a printer and another one to Joseph Stansbury.
www.si.umich.edu /spies/stories-arnold-2.html   (479 words)

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