Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Day 137, June 12

In Saratoga National Historic Park in New York is an unusual monument dedicated to the memory of America's first traitor--Benedict Arnold.  To this day, he remains perhaps the country's best known traitor. 

The monument bears no name, and has only a left military boot and the epaulets of a US Army general. 

General Benedict Arnold was wounded in the left foot during the Battle of Saratoga in October of 1777, the first major victory of the Colonists over the British.  In 1779, Arnold defected to the British. 

1 comment:

  1. How interesting. I've been to Saratoga and don't recall the statue. Maybe next time I head east ...