America’s First Villian: Benedict Arnold

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Benedict Arnold was a ship merchant when the Revolutionary War began in 1775. He joined the growing army outside Boston and distinguished himself through acts of intelligence and bravery. Some of Arnold’s military accomplishments include the capture of Fort Ticonderoga, the battle of Ridgefield, the siege of Fort Stanwix and actions during the battle of…