General Parsons laid it aside, seeing a letter written as a coded business discussion. At eighteen he had fallen in love, but the parents of the young lady broke off the match; and to his dying day he wore next his heart the portrait of her who shared his affections. He lost two naval battles on the lake in Octoberbut he had effectively delayed the British in their southward movement.
Moving in wealthy social circles, Arnold lived expensively, spent beyond his means, and soon found himself heavily in debt. Arnold was a descendant of John Lothropp through his maternal grandmother, an ancestor of six presidents.
He knew that he was distrusted and disliked by senior military officers on both sides. By the end ofArnold had begun secret negotiations with the British to surrender the American fort at West Point, New York, in return for money and a command in the British army.
Military career of Benedict Arnold, — Siege of Boston and Fort Ticonderoga Arnold began the war as a captain in the Connecticut Colony militia, a position to which he was elected in March He had no flag with him, and the guard were of course ignorant of his business.
Arnold next went to Lake Champlain to prevent the British from using it as a means of traveling from Canada to New York. Especially galling was a long feud with the civil authorities in Philadelphia that led to his court-martial. He died after four days of delirium on June 14,at the age of He was after that regarded notorious and a traitor to the American people.
Anderson were sent by General Arnold to meet a person near White Plains, from whom they expected to procure important information. A hundred men were killed, including Montgomery; of them were captured; and many were left wounded, including Arnold, who had a bullet through his leg.
While a boy, young Arnold twice ran away to join the colonial troops fighting in the French and Indian War. The reduced family fortunes made it hard for him to afford college fees.
He was angry about the court-martial and also wanted more money because he was in debt. A Connecticut militia force arrived at Ticonderoga in June; Arnold had a dispute with its commander over control of the fort, and resigned his Massachusetts commission. He was the only one of all the officers of the Revolution who proved traitorous to his country.
His later life revolved around conflicts with law and ill health. Arnold returned to England inbut he left to spend several years privateering in the West Indies before permanently settling in London.
After his capture, he wrote as follows concerning it: He received the letter while waiting for Washington, with whom he had planned to have breakfast.ARNOLD, Benedict (). The name Benedict Arnold has become a synonym for a traitor to one’s country.
In the first years of the American Revolution, however, Arnold was a brilliant and dashing general, highly respected for his service to the patriot cause (see Revolution, American).
Benedict Arnold was born on January 14,in Norwich, ultimedescente.com mother came from a wealthy family, but his father squandered their estate. As a young man, Arnold apprenticed at an. Benedict Arnold, (born January 14,Norwich, Connecticut [U.S.]—died June 14,London, England), patriot officer who served the cause of the American Revolution untilwhen he shifted his allegiance to the British.
Thereafter his name became an epithet for traitor in the United. Benedict Arnold was born on January 14,in Norwich, Connecticut. He was one of only two of his mother's eleven children to survive into adulthood. His mother had been a prosperous widow before marrying Arnold's father, a merchant.
However, Arnold's father did not manage the family's money well Died: Jun 14, Nov 25, · THE greatest crime in the whole catalogue of crimes, Arnold now began deliberately to plan.
He was the only one of all the officers of the Revolution who proved traitorous to his country. The two motives that hurried him on to this step, as the reader must see for himself, were his wounded pride and. George Canning Hill, Benedict Arnold: a biography (Boston: E.O.
Libby & Co., ), Issac N Arnold, The Life of Benedict Arnold: His Patriotism and His Treason.Download