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When one hears the name Benedict Arnold they tend to think of atraitor Benedict Arnold should be remembered as more than a turncoatand recognized for the things he did to aid in the Revolutionary warEven though he participated in all these battles that helped theContinental Army he received no recognition for it Benedict oncecomplained to Washington Havingbecome a cripple in the service ofmy country I little expected to meet such ungrateful returns Thereis no doubt that Benedict Arnold is a traitor but what lead him to thatwas driven by the mistreatment he received during the revolutionary warto turn his back on the country he once loved and become the Traitorthat history would remember him asBenedict Arnold joined the cause to freeing the colonies from EnglandIn the May 1775 Benedict Arnold went to the Massachusetts Committee ofSafety and presented the idea of capturing Fort Ticonderoga in order tosiege its ammunition cannons in order to help the areas around Bostonwho were lacking these supplies Benedict Arnold plan was approved andhe received the commission of Colonel and he headed to fort Ticonderogato capture the British fort and the supplies that the Boston coloniesneeded Upon his arrival to Fort Ticonderoga Benedict Arnold finds thatEthan Allen a partisan ranger from Connecticut and the Green Mountainsboys were already there Benedict demanded that Ethan Allen give uphis command and presented his papers of his commission Ethan Allensmen denied Benedict Arnold the respect he needed to lead the regiment tocapture Fort Ticonderoga Benedict Arnold resigned the idea that hewould lead and became a volunteer to conquer the grounds but would notgive up his rank Benedict Arnold took arms with Ethan Allen toconfiscate the fort that was regulated by the British The siege of FortTiconderoga went successful but afterwards Benedict Arnold wasdisrespected and laughed at by Ethan Allens men The ridicule ArnoldBenedict received the downplayed of his participation of the siege ofthe fort would lead Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold to become
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