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This Week in New Haven (February 16 – 22)

New Haven’s like an everything bagel this week. There’s buzzy astronomy Monday and charitable hedonism Tuesday; creative…

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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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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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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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Reasonable Doubts

two sides of Benedict Arnold

When we last left New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was August 1775, not long after the dawn of the Revolutionary War. Following clues contained within newspapers of the day, we got to know the unfamous, not the infamous, Arnold…

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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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