Arnold, Benedict

CT — 6 September 1781.
 
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Quebec City, QC, Canada — 31 December 1775.
 
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NY — 11 October 1776.
 
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SC — 29 May 1780.
 
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NY — 19 September; 17 October 1777.
 
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Groton, CT — The site of the Battle of Groton Heights (1781).
 
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Rome, NY — Built by the British in 1758, it went from American to British to American hands again during the war. The fort is almost completely reconstructed and includes an extensive archeological collection, a visitor's center, and trails.
 
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Tarrytown, NY — The Museum has a comprehensive display of research materials, art, and artifacts pertaining to the capture of the British Major John Andre, who was involved in Benedict Arnold’s defection.
 
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Vergennes, VT — Dedicated to preserving the maritime history of Lake Champlain, it includes a replica of a gunboat used by Benedict Arnold.
 
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Paine’s pamphlet Common Sense (1775), urging the colonies to declare their independence, found 150,000 purchasers in a population of less than 3 million — the equivalent today of a sale of 14 million.

Richard Brookhiser
Gentleman Revolutionary: Gouverneur Morris, the Rake Who Wrote the Constitution (2003)