HistforumBeneictArnold .docx - One of the most complex figures of the Revolutionary War Benedict Arnold is remembered today for his treason How did

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One of the most complex figures of the Revolutionary War, Benedict Arnold, is remembered today for histreason. How did Arnold go from being a patriot to being a traitor? What were the consequences of his treason? In April 1775 Arnold gathered volunteers and gun powder and marched North to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Arnold’s left leg was wounded in the Battle of Quebec December 31, 1775. However, Arnolds temper also caused him to make many enemies even within the Continental Army. Benedict had avid disputes with Moses Hazen, John Brown, and James Easton, one led to Hazen being court Marshalled and almost led to Arnolds own arrest. In 1777 Arnold felt he was overlooked for promotions to Major General, while on his way to discuss his lack of promotion he fought in the Battle of Ridgefield against a British raiding party, leaving Arnold injured in his same leg. Arnold then threatened to resign until he heard that Ticonderoga has once again fallen under British control. First General Arnold helped to lift the Siege of Fort Stanwix then he fought in the two Battles of Saratoga. The was a dispute betweenArnold and his commanding officer Gates where Arnold was stripped of his command. Benedict Arnold still rode into the second battle leading a group of men against the British during which he again sufferedand injury to his left leg.June 1st, 1779 Benedict Arnold was court-martialed for thirteen counts of misbehavior although he was cleared of most of his charges Arnold was reprimanded by Washington. Arnold was angered he felt he

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