Related Content

Related Overviews

American Revolution

Battle of Saratoga

Ethan Allen (1738—1789) revolutionary army officer and politician in America

West Point

See all related overviews in Oxford Reference »


More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Social sciences
  • Warfare and Defence


Show Summary Details


Benedict Arnold

(1741—1801) army officer

Quick Reference


American soldier and traitor. He was a hero of the early stages of the War of Independence, serving with conspicuous valour at Ticonderoga, the invasion of Canada, and Saratoga Springs. After 1778, possibly persuaded by his loyalist wife, he began plotting with Clinton to deliver West Point to the British. When his courier, Major André, was captured, he fled to the British, for whom he fought thereafter. He died, neglected, in England.

Reference entries

View all reference entries »