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. 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 (january 14, 1741 [os january 3, 1740] – june 14, 1801) was a general during the american revolutionary war who originally fought for the american. Benedict arnold of norwich was one of the great continental army heroes of the american revolution before committing treason and joining the british army. Benedict arnold's performance at the battles of saratoga contributed to the american victory there but a bitter rivalry with his commander helped start arnold down. On the grounds of the saratoga national historic park, there rests a monument to benedict arnold's leg it sits on the spot where arnold fell wounded during the. Benedict arnold: patriot and traitor [willard sterne randall] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers paperback: 667 pages publisher: dorset press (2001. Benedict arnold is a singleplayer downloadable content addition for assassin's creed iii it is.
Miniature portrait of benedict arnold in the british service, painted by an unknown artist sometime in the 1780s (clive arnold hammond. Benedict arnold - articles, resources, and primary documents related to benedict arnold, one of the great continental army heroes of the american revolution. Engraving depicts american army officer benedict arnold (1741 - 1801), seated at a table, as he hands papers to british officer john andre (1750 - 1780) during the. 10 facts on the life, accomplishments and treason of benedict arnold who is infamous for betraying us during the american revolutionary war. 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. 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.
One of history’s best-known traitors, benedict arnold was a successful general from connecticut during the american revolutionary war — until he switched sides. Major general benedict arnold was american officer during the american revolution and skilled field commander who is best remembered for turning traitor and defecting. Get information, facts, and pictures about benedict arnold at encyclopediacom make research projects and school reports about benedict arnold easy with credible.
On the glorious battlefields of the american revolution, two great generals distinguished themselves george washington and benedict arnold washington is remembered. Benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741, into one of the first families of norwich, connecticut his battlefield exploits made him an early leader of the. Why benedict arnold turned traitor against the american revolution the story behind the most famous betrayal in us history shows the complicated politics of the.
Neglected by congress below pinched with every want here distressed with the small-pox want of generals and discipline in our army — which may rather be called a. Lucy, rufus, and wyatt race back to revolutionary america in this week’s timeless in an attempt to make sure flynn doesn’t kill george washington, only to join.
The story of the brilliant american revolutionary war general who turned traitor, benedict arnold. Find out more about benedict arnold, the revolutionary war general whose betrayal of george washington became an american legend, at biographycom. 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.
Revolutionary war continental major general, reknown traitor the son of benedict arnold and hannah waterman king, benedict jr was schooled in canterbury, connecticut.