Benedict Arnold's Role In The Revolutionary War

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Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold is a name that has been erased from many monuments for the Revolutionary War, but why? Benedict Arnold is known as one of America’s biggest traitors. Without research, one would probably know very little about Benedict Arnold. Thankfully, this essay will go over the early life, his role in the Revolutionary war, and the later life and after death of Benedict Arnold.
Born to a family with very many financial problems, Benedict Arnold was a very troubled child. Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich, Connecticut on January 14, 1741. Benedict Arnold’s mother was a very wealthy widow before her marriage to Arnold’s father named Hannah Waterman King. Arnold’s father was also named Benedict Arnold, along with many others. His father was a successful businessman but after
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Through the years Arnold tried to find a place for himself in the British military but he was unable to. In 1785 Arnold traveled with his son Richard to New Brunswick, Canada, there they created a West Indies trade. After many business deals, the family returned to England. In London, Arnold kept trading with the with the West Indies at the time of the French Revolution and was captured for a while by the French because of the assumption he was spying. In the January of 1801, Arnold started to become very sick. On June 14, 1801 Arnold passed away at the age of 60. Arnold was buried at the St. Mary’s Church in Battersea, London. The disloyalty of Benedict Arnold remains legendary in America still today. Benedict’s Arnold’s name was removed from many War monuments.
In conclusion, Benedict Arnold’s troubled early life led to his treasonous actions that affected the Revolutionary War and how America sees him today. Benedict Arnold’s disloyalty will stay a legacy in the U.S. for centuries to come. Even years after his death Arnold remains one of America’s greatest
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