Benedict arnold, the american general during the revolutionary war who betrayed his country and became synonymous with the word “traitor,” was born on this day in 1741. Benedict arnold v (januar 14, 1741-juin 14, 1801) wis a general durin the american revolutionary warhe began the war in the continental airmy but later defected tae the british airmywhile he wis still a general on the american side, he obtained command o the fort at wast point, new york, an plotted unsuccessfully tae surrender it tae the breetish. Benedict arnold denouncers, of course, then and still now see arnold’s evil hand at work in these events he and peggy soon sailed for england after these raiding ventures, pretty much ending arnold’s military career. Benedict arnold, (born january 14, 1741, norwich, connecticut [us]—died june 14, 1801, london, england), patriot officer who served the cause of the american revolution until 1779, when he shifted his allegiance to the british.
With this quiz and worksheet combo, you will have the chance to check what you know about the personal life of benedict arnold and what led him to become a traitor to the us. Benedict arnold facts: early years arnold was one of six children to his father benedict arnold iii and his mother hannah king he was born in connecticut colony on january 14, 1741 arnold’s childhood was rough but typical of that day. The latest re-evaluation is also the most sympathetic benedict arnold: a man of honor, a dramatically plodding and historically shoddy a&e melodrama starring aidan quinn as arnold and kelsey. In his will he bequeathed his estate to margaret, though he also made provision for his sister hannah and his sons richard and henry john sage, an illegitimate son he had fathered (apparently in new brunswick), was left 1,200 acres of land in upper canada and a small annuity.
James armistead was an enslaved african american, best known for his work as a spy during the american revolution synopsis james armistead was born into slavery in virginia around 1748. In a brief historiography, malcolm points to jared sparks’s 1835 biography, “the life and treason of benedict arnold,” as setting “the tone for this wholesale blackening of arnold’s. The prosecution of benedict arnold—a washington favorite, an emblem of national authority and a friend to philadelphia’s wealthy—would be the pretext to flex his state’s political muscle. Benedict arnold, the american general during the revolutionary war who betrayed his country and became synonymous with the word “traitor,” was born on this day in 1741arnold, who was raised. The story originated with wilkinson, and he certainly had reason enough to feel jealous of benedict arnold for that memorable day's work at the same time that arnold was dashing his impetuous columns against the enemy's left and centre, morgan and his riflemen were making great havoc on the extreme right.
The first major biography of his life was the life and treason of benedict arnold, published in 1832 by historian jared sparks it was particularly harsh in showing how arnold's treacherous character was formed out of childhood experiences. Early life edit benedict was born the second of six children to benedict arnold (1683–1761) and hannah waterman king in norwich, connecticut, on january 14, 1741 like his father and grandfather, as well as an older brother who died in infancy, he was named after his great-grandfather benedict arnold, an early governor of the colony of rhode island. In history, benedict arnold is a controversial american figure, and is popularly remembered for his treachery, both to his nation and–more personally–to george washington. Where did benedict arnold grow up benedict arnold grew up in norwich city in the american colony of connecticut he had five brothers and sisters, however, all but one sister died from yellow fever at a young age benedict's father was a successful businessman, but began to drink and soon lost his.
Benedict arnold remains the most notorious man in american history, his name a synonym for traitor “since the fall of lucifer,” general nathanial greene judged, “nothing has equaled the fall of arnold” although having no military experience before the revolutionary war, arnold has been. The tragedy of benedict arnold benefits from russell lea’s collection of arnold’s war correspondence, published in 2008, and a relatively recent discovery of a cache of primary sources in quebec. Benedict arnold's summer battles of 1776 involved legal matters, not tactical warfare arnold became involved in a dispute with moses hazen, an officer under his command, whom he accused of insubordination for failing to carry out arnold's orders to seize supplies from merchants in montreal during the american army's retreat. Biography of benedict arnold benedict arnold played a very important role in our country’s beginning but is mainly remembered for being a traitor benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741 in norwich, connecticut.
Benedict arnold (21 december 1615 – 19 june 1678) was president and then governor of the colony of rhode island and providence plantations, serving for a total of 11 years in these roleshe was born and raised in the town of ilchester, somerset, england, likely attending school in limington nearby in 1635 at the age of 19, he accompanied his parents, siblings, and other family members on a. Benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741, 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.
Benedict arnold: patriot and traitor by willard sterne randall is a comprehensive and rich biography this is a book that goes beyond a simple life story and delves into multiple aspects of the time and place in which arnold lived. Wife of american traitor general benedict arnold image: peggy shippen arnold and her daughter by sir thomas lawrence peggy (margaret) shippen was born on july 11, 1760, to one of the most prominent families in philadelphia, which included two philadelphia mayors and the founder of shippensburg, pennsylvania. Benedict arnold biography although he fought with skill and courage in many campaigns during the american revolution ( 1775–83 ), general benedict arnold is best known as the man who betrayed his country.