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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:25 pm

Anyone else a fan?

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:30 pm

The state of New York erected a monument to Arnold, which is very unusual, since it depicts nothing more than the boot worn on his wounded leg:

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Post  pinhedz on Fri Sep 02, 2011 10:35 pm

This is the only inscription on any monument that does not include the name of the person being honored:

"Erected 1887 By JOHN WATTS de PEYSTER
Brev: Maj: Gen: S.N.Y. 2nd V. Pres't Saratoga Mon't Ass't'n:

In memory of the "most brilliant soldier" of the Continental Army
who was desperately wounded on this spot
the sally port of BORGOYNES GREAT WESTERN REDOUBT
7th October, 1777
winning for his countrymen the decisive battle of the American Revolution
and for himself the rank of Major General."
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Post  pinhedz on Mon Feb 02, 2015 12:09 pm

How it could have happened that Arnold, who saved the American evolution from certain destruction during the campaign of Gen. Burgoyne, could have turned traitor so suddenly has long been debated.

Now the truth has been told--Arnold was possessed by one of Judas' 30 pieces of silver. Shocked

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