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Arnold, Benedict, 1741-1801



  • Existence: 1741 - 1801

Benedict Arnold was an American military officer who served as a general during the American Revolutionary War, fighting for the American Continental Army before defecting to the British in 1780.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Benedict Arnold account sheets

Mss 775515
Identifier: Mss 775515
Scope and Contents Arnold's accounts accompanied by two sets of galleys, one with Kenneth Roberts' handwritten notations, for insertion of this document in the 1953 edition of "March to Quebec."

Benedict Arnold letter

Mss 773412.1
Identifier: Mss 773412.1
Scope and Contents Letter from Benedict Arnold of St. Eustatia and St. Croix to Peggy [Arnold] in New Haven tells of places he has sailed to in the West Indies. Wants very much to hear from her. Plans to go to Quebec. Sends her many goods.

Benedict Arnold letter

Mss 771356.1
Identifier: Mss 771356.1
Scope and Contents Two page letter from Benedict Arnold in New York to Peggy [Arnold] in New Haven [Conn.] is concerned about her health. Tells of his plans.

Benedict Arnold list of officers

Mss 775401
Identifier: Mss 775401
Scope and Contents List of officers in Benedict Arnold's regiment.

Peter Bole oath

Mss 766124.1
Identifier: Mss 766124.1
Scope and Contents Peter Bole oath giving information against Arnold to Customs officers in New Haven, Connecticut. He swears never to do so again and to leave New Haven immediately. Probably in Benedict Arnold's handwriting.