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Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold V was a general during the American Revolutionary War. He began the war in the Continental Army but later defected to the British Army. While a general on the American side, he obtained command of the fort at West Point, New York, and plotted to surrender it to the British forces...
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1775
5.10.1775
American Revolutionary War: Fort Ticonderoga is captured by a small Colonial militia led by Ethan Allen and Colonel Benedict Arnold.
9.11.1775
Benedict Arnold's expedition to Quebec leaves Cambridge, Massachusetts.
9.25.1775
Ethan Allen surrenders to British forces after attempting to capture Montreal during the Battle of Longue-Pointe. At the same time, Benedict Arnold and his expeditionary company set off from Fort Western, bound for Quebec City (Invasion of Canada (1775)).
1779
6.1.1779
Benedict Arnold, a general in the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, is court-martialed for malfeasance.
1780
9.21.1780
American Revolutionary War: Benedict Arnold gives the British the plans to West Point.
9.23.1780
American Revolution: British Major John André is arrested as a spy by American soldiers exposing Benedict Arnold's change of sides.
9.24.1780
Benedict Arnold flees to British Army lines when the arrest of British Major John André exposes Arnold's plot to surrender West Point.
1781
1.5.1781
American Revolutionary War: Richmond, Virginia, is burned by British naval forces led by Benedict Arnold.