The Legacy Of Benedict Arnold

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By late 1776, Benedict Arnold had recovered greatly from his war injury to once again take the battlefield. He played a vital role in interrupting a British invasion from Canada into New York that year. Despite his heroic personality, and great services, Arnold felt he did not receive the recognition he deserved. Which he didn’t. He resigned from the Continental Army in 1777 after Congress welcomed five junior officers over him. General George Washington, the commander in chief, urged Benedict Arnold to reconsider his decision and join them, recognizing his heroic personality. Arnold rejoined the army just in time to become involved in the defense of New York from an invading British force under General Burgoyne later in the year of
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