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City Planner

Googling “George Dudley Seymour” may lead you to George Dudley Seymour State Park in Haddam, a popular spot for hiking and birding on the banks of the Connecticut River. But…

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That’s Him!

“The Art Institute was yesterday afternoon the scene of a delicate and interesting experiment, upon the result of which a personal reputation may be said to have rested and certainly upon which the merit of a work of presumptive art …

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End of Story

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.

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Stone Turned

It was 1822. The population of the United States had just crossed 10 million. James Monroe was in his second term as president, having won all but a single electoral vote. In New Haven, cattle-grazing had been banished from the …

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Coming Undone

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 …

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The Plot Thickens

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

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Turning Points

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

When we last left New Havener Benedict Arnold, it was August 1775. …

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Lots and Lots

Finding and claiming a piece of local history is like panning a river for gold, except, in the Information Age, you can do it from home while wearing your jammies. …

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Paper Trail

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

In the papers, he was so much more.…

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