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Benedict Arnold Life in the American Revolution On January 14 1741 Benedict Arnold was born in Norwich Connecticut B Arnold Arnolds father also named Benedict had a drinking problem and his mother Hannah often worried B Arnold Arnold received his schooling at Canterbury B Arnold While away at school a few of Arnolds siblings passed away from Yellow Fever B Arnold Arnold was a troublesome kid that would try just about anything B Arnold As a rebellious 14-year-old boy he ran away from home to fight in the French and Indian War B Arnold Later Benedict Arnold deserted and returned home through the wilderness alone to work with his cousins B Arnold The army had excused him without penalty because of his tender young age In 1762 when Benedict was just twenty-one years old he went to New Haven Connecticut where he managed a book and drug store and carried on trade with the West Indies B Arnold In 1767 he married Margaret Mansfield a daughter of a sheriff of New Haven County B Arnold They had three sons together B Arnold When the Revolutionary War was just beginning to break out Benedict Arnold became a prosperous ship owner merchant and trader Lake Champlain Within days Arnold became very interested in the war once again and joined the American Army All of the battles Arnold commanded over showed immense courage and bravery but he was soon known as Americas greatest traitor due to his betrayal of the Americans As the Revolutionary War broke out Benedict Arnold decided to volunteer to head over 1000 men up to Maine Lake Champlain He asked for additional men from his companies to join the army Arnold then became a captain in the Connecticut Militia General George Washington had his favorites which Arnold was among the very few Macks 118 So Benedict Arnold was sent on a infernal 500 mile march to Maine by Washington also known as
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