Benedict Arnold

Benedict Arnold S.S 9 L.G 10 Benedict Arnold Benedict Arnold was one of the important figures in the American Revolution. He began as a patriot, and soon later married a loyalist. Benedict Arnold also offered to be a British spy. When he was captured by pirates, he escaped and left his British contact to be hanged. As the war finished, Benedict Arnold was hated by both the loyalists, and the Patriots for leaving behind his contact. In the early stage of the American revolution, Benedict Arnold was thought to be a very capable general.

He showed unusual physical strength and extraordinary endurance. Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741, in Connecticuts, James River. He had a lot to live up to. His father (Benedict Arnold III) was one of Connecticuts most bountiful ship owners, and his grandfather was the governor of Rhode Island. As a boy, Benedict Arnold took boarding school at Canterbury in Connecticuts. He soon became apprentice to apothecary Daniel Lathrop.

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Daniel Lathrop’s wife treated Arnold as her own son. When Arnold turned sixteen, he got permission to go with the witch troops to defend Fort Wilson Henry at Lake George. But by the time he arrived the emergency was over. When he reached the age of 21, Benedict Arnold moved to New Haver. He became a book seller. Like a lot of other American merchants, Arnold was a smuggler.

Arnold soon married a lady named Margaret Mansfield, who had given Arnold 3 sons. She died on June 19, 1779. Later Arnold remarried another lady named Margaret Shipper. she gave birth to 5 children. Social Issues.

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