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End of Story

Benedict Arnold

Resolved, That the board of war be and hereby are directed to erase from the register of the names of the officers of the army of the United States the name of BENEDICT ARNOLD.

—Congressional minutes…

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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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Paper Trail

Benedict Arnold

On paper, Benedict Arnold is America’s most infamous traitor.

In the papers, he was so much more.…

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A Revolutionary Spark

"Benedict Arnold Demands the Powder House Key" by Morton Kunstler

Before he was the dictionary definition of “traitor,” Benedict Arnold was a headstrong patriot, a much-admired war hero. As a New Haven businessman in the 1760s, Arnold bristled against the British tax laws, and in 1775 he personally hastened Connecticut’s …

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