Early life benedict arnold v was born the second of six children to benedict arnold iii and hannah waterman king in norwich, connecticuthe was named after his great-grandfather, an early colonial governor of rhode islandhis parents had another son, named benedict arnold iv, who died in infancy before benedict arnold v was born. Benedict arnold timeline timeline description: benedict arnold (born january 14, 1741) is best remembered as a traitor of the american revolution while he began his military career in the sons of liberty, he later sought financial reward by providing information to the british. This site is the product of over twenty-five years of research into places and people pertinent to the story of benedict arnold's life the places and people included on this website will all be found included in the various biographies and history books dealing with arnold's life story. Benedict arnold in williamsburg early life benedict arnold was born in norwich, connecticut, on january 14, 1741 after an abbreviated academy education, he worked as an apprentice in an apothecary he went on to open his own apothecary later, he became a successful merchant and ship’s captain patriot career. Benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741, in norwich, connecticut he was one of only two of his mother’s eleven children to survive into adulthood his mother had been a prosperous widow before marrying arnold’s father, a merchant.
The first major biography of his life was the life and treason of benedict arnold, published in 1832 by historian jared sparks it was particularly harsh in showing how arnold's treacherous character was formed out of childhood experiences. Benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741, in norwich, connecticut he was one of five children, though only he and his sister survived to adulthood while his family was fairly wealthy when he was a child, bad business decisions by his father plunged the family deep into debt. Early career arnold began his business career as an apothecary and bookseller he was a hard worker and became a successful merchant he began to branch out, investing in a trading company with partner adam babcock.
Wife of american traitor general benedict arnold image: peggy shippen arnold and her daughter by sir thomas lawrence peggy (margaret) shippen was born on july 11, 1760, to one of the most prominent families in philadelphia, which included two philadelphia mayors and the founder of shippensburg, pennsylvania. In history, benedict arnold is a controversial american figure, and is popularly remembered for his treachery, both to his nation and–more personally–to george washington. A good portrayal of benedict arnold’s journey from hero to traitor, chronicling how it came to be from every angle, including his war career and the influence of his loyalist wife a bit biased and condescending of arnold, but with tiny facts that make research interesting.
The military career of benedict arnold in 1781 consisted of service in the british army arnold had changed sides in september 1780, after his plot to surrender the key continental army outpost at west point was exposed after spending the rest of 1780 recruiting loyalists for a new regiment called. Benedict arnold was born in norwich, ct on january 14, 1741 his family life was troubled to say the least, even though his father was a successful businessman. Benedict arnold, the soldier he joined the army and became captain of the governor's guard he was very successful in the beginning of his career in war, but he was soon sent on a mission and illegally joined by a group that was very disagreeable in his eyes. Benedict arnold, (born january 14, 1741, norwich, connecticut [us]—died june 14, 1801, london, england), patriot officer who served the cause of the american revolution until 1779, when he shifted his allegiance to the british. Benedict arnold was born on january 14, 1741 in norwich, connecticut arnold was one of a number of benedict arnolds including his father and his great-grandfather, an early governor of rhode islandarnold's mother was hannah waterman king, a wealthy widow, before her marriage to the elder arnold.
Arnold was the last of six siblings born to benedict arnold iii and hannah waterman king of norwich, connecticut he was one of the many benedict arnold in his family, along with his sister hannah, who survived to adulthood in those treacherous days of childhood yellow fever. Grading british general benedict arnold by wayne lynch loved him, margaret shippen a character carried into tragedy by her husband, she suffered through all the nastiness of benedict’s career and ended up dying when only 44 years old poignant players in life journal of the american revolution is the leading source of knowledge. Thus, in his words benedict arnold: revolutionary hero “is the actual story of benedict arnold, stripped of its heavily encrusted myths” (p 10) it is essential at the outset to understand clearly what martin’s book is and what it is not.
Benedict arnold was an american revolutionary war general who originally fought for the american continental army but later defected to the british army check out this biography to know about his childhood, life, achievements, works & timeline. If nothing else, analyzing the life of benedict arnold, just as much as studying the life of washington, brings out the complexities and human difficulties during which the new american republic, after incredible human struggles, came into being among the nations of the world. Jim percoco talks about the life and legacy of benedict arnold.
Benedict arnold and the crisis of the remarkable thing about turncoat is that it is not strictly a biography of arnold at all his life prior to the revolution is dealt with in an unremarkable opening that covers just a handful of pages, whilst his meandering, complex, and ultimately tragic post-yorktown career is recorded in an even more. Benedict arnold was an american general during the american revolutionary war while his service in the continental army earned him the status of a hero, congress couldn't pay him the salary he wanted and he was passed up for promotion after the battle of saratoga. Historical sites related to the life and career of benedict arnold browse folders early life and ancestors arnold in new haven arrival in boston enroute to fort ticonderoga arnold at ticonderoga after ticonderoga arnold's march: massachusetts portion arnold's march: maine portion.