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Museum to host program on Benedict Arnold

Posted at: 01/25/2013 9:38 AM
Updated at: 01/25/2013 10:43 AM
By: AP

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) - Benedict Arnold is the subject of a program being hosted by the New York State Military Museum located a few miles from where he earned some of his greatest military glory before turning traitor.
 
Revolutionary War historian Larry Arnold will focus on one of Benedict Arnold's early exploits during a talk being given 3 p.m. Saturday at the museum in downtown Saratoga Springs. The program is being sponsored by the museum and the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield, where Larry Arnold is a seasonal ranger.
 
He'll talk about how Benedict Arnold helped lead the American raid that captured Fort Ticonderoga from the British in May 1775.
 
Two years later, Arnold was wounded during the Battle of Saratoga while leading a decisive charge that captured a British position.
 
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