Tag Archives: American history

Coming Undone

Benedict Arnold and George Washington

When we last withdrew from the saga of New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was early in the morning on September 22, 1780. Arnold was meeting, face-to-face for the first time, the man who’d been receiving his secret messages behind enemy lines: …

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The Plot Thickens

Benedict Arnold and John Andre

When we last departed Benedict Arnold in the spring of 1779, the New Havener and American war hero, then the military commander of the colonial capital Philadelphia, was under siege, and not by the British.…

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Good Old Bill

William Howard Taft

Today we’re going back into the archives. Below is a slightly updated version of an article that appeared in one of Daily Nutmeg’s early editions, published on September 6, 2012. Enjoy!

Many New Haveners have…

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Turning Points

Benedict Arnold

The procession was attended with a numerous concourse of people, who after expressing their abhorrence of the treason and the traitor, committed him to the flames, and left both the effigy and the original to sink into ashes and oblivion.

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Good Old Bill

William Howard Taft

While New Haven has been home to many who have gone on to do great things, few are more accomplished than 27th President of the United States and 10th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court William Howard Taft.

Taft’s personal …

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