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Benedict Arnold by Gary Grimm  Quill and Musket  Lecturer Series
A General, A Patriot His three siblings died during childhood He wanted to go to Yale, but became a merchant to pay the family debt Early on he showed he was ambitious British restrictions of trade caused him to join the Sons of Liberty Victor @ Ticonderoga Appointed by Washington to attack Quebec Named “America’s Hannibal”
The turning point--Saratoga
The beginning of mis-trust Arnold was overlooked for promotions He was the hero of Saratoga and nearly died in the attack He would never walk again without a limp Saratoga brought the French into the war in support of the Patriot Cause Gen Gates declared credit for Saratoga while Arnold was still in the hospital His wife dies while he is in the hospital
A man with divided loyalties Arnold was appointed military commander of Philadelphia He was falsely convicted of a crime Soon after he wrote his first treasonous letter

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