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Benedict Arnold
Date: January 14, 1741 - 1801
Remarks: Benedict Arnold, the well-known traitor during the Revolutionary War, began his career as an apothecary and a successful shipper. However, with the start of the war, he dropped everything to fight. He helped capture Fort Ticonderoga, and was also part of the invasion of Canada and the Saratoga campaign, among other things. Around 1779, Arnold began a treasonous correspondance with the British, possibly for the money he was offered, or simply to pay back Congress for all of the times they had slighted him. Whatever the reason, Arnold was found to be a traitor when his messenger, John André, was captured and later killed. Arnold was able to escape and soon fled to England, where he briefly served the British before going into exile. He died in London in 1801. - Source: http://www.bartleby.com/65/ar/Arnold-B.html and http://www.ushistory.org/valleyforge/served/arnold.html