The Notorious Benedict Arnold

Benedict-Arnold

The Notorious Benedict Arnold

In my opinion, I believe that Benedict Arnold started out as a hero but later became a traitor. He was once a patriot but later became a British man. This is how he started out as a hero but later became a traitor.

Benedict Arnold was born on January 14, 1741 . He had three sons and no daughters with his first wife Margaret Mansfield. He was a hero at first because when his troop was running out of food, he sent cows and other animals for them to eat. He did this so they would not die of starvation. He also stayed with his men in hard times. He tried his best to get better and go back to war after he was shot in the leg.

The Battle of Saratoga

The Battle of Saratoga

After his wife died, he went home and saw her grave and then he went back to war for his troops even though things were hard at this time. He also successfully won the battle of Saratoga. All of this was when he was a patriot and a hero.

Later he became a British man and a traitor. He remarried to a lady named Peggy Shippen and they had seven children. He then successfully won the battle of Groton Heights. He and Peggy left the United States forever in 1786. They decided to move to London. Benedict Arnold and King George III were often seen talking and walking in a park. They both agreed that the American war could still be won and King George III was excited to here this. Nobody else agreed with them.

These are some reasons I think Benedict Arnold is a hero and a traitor. Now you may think he was a traitor or you may think he was a complete hero, or maybe you think he was both a hero and a traitor like me. It is your opinion. Thank you.

Peggy Shippen

Peggy Shippen

Battle of Groton Heights

Battle of Groton Heights

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