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Benedict arnold suffered from gout since the year 1775 it was because of this severe ailment that he soon became crippled and had to use a cane for walking one of. The george washington digital encyclopedia is the place to learn more about george washington and the wide range of subjects related to his world and the colonial era. Benedict arnold, shown on the left concealing his plans in john andré's boot, has become synonymous with treason but before he betrayed america, he saved it. This is the untold story of benedict arnold for the crucial first three years of the american revolution, arnold foiled the key british strategy to control the. Learn benedict arnold facts in this brief biography of his life story and treason see how a great war hero became the most despised person in america. Get information, facts, and pictures about benedict arnold at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about benedict arnold easy with credible.
Benedict arnold benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741 in norwich, connecticut he was one of five children, though only he and his sister survived to adulthood. Find and follow posts tagged benedict arnold on tumblr. Benedict arnold (january 14, 1741 [os january 3, 1740] – june 14, 1801) was a general during the american revolutionary war who originally fought for the american. Early life benedict was born the second of six children to benedict arnold iii (1683–1761) and hannah waterman king in norwich, connecticut, on january 14, 1741.
Early life benedict arnold v was born the second of six children to benedict arnold iii and hannah waterman king in norwich, connecticut he was named after his. Benedict arnold v (januar 14, 1741-juin 14, 1801) wis a general durin the american revolutionary war he began the war in the continental airmy but later defected tae.
In september 1780, benedict arnold, who had been a hero of the american revolution, was discovered to be a traitor karen lee of ancestry looks back at his military. Hannah arnold gave birth to her son in this norwich, connecticut home january 14, 1741 the boy was named benedict, after his father this image has been substituted.
Benedict arnold is the most famous revolutionary war spy, though to americans he is more commonly called a traitor his very name has become associated with being a. Benedict arnold was an american revolutionary war general who originally fought for the american continental army but later defected to the british army check out. James, sarah and henri are there when arnold tries to hand west point over to british (9/21/80) arnold’s plot is uncovered when his accomplice major.
Why benedict arnold was an american hero (and still a traitor) - hilarious helmet history - duration: 9:16 cracked 444,296 views. By aug 30, 1780, general benedict arnold made his decision final he met with british spy john andre and conspired with british general henry clinton to. Benedict arnold (january 14, 1741 [os january 3, 1740] – june 14, 1801) was a general during the american revolutionary war, who fought for the.