Benedict Arnold – September 25, 1780

Experience the American dream with today’s Patriot of the Past interview. I’m your host, John Gillespie.

It’s September 25, 1780. I’m on the British vessel, The Vulture, in the Hudson River with American General Benedict Arnold.

JG: “General Arnold, what are you doing in a British uniform?

BA: “Mr. Gillespie, as an American commander of West Point, I was giving British General Clinton secret military information to hurt General Washington and the Yankees. I have been appointed Brigadier General in His Majesty’s army. “

While hailed as a hero by King George III, many English scorn his cowardly actions. To this day in America, his name is synonymous with treachery.

Read more about the traitor, Benedict Arnold.

John and Jan Gillespie are the founders of the Rawhide Boys’ Ranch; they have fostered 351 teenagers and wrote the book Our 351 Sons; they have also assisted numerous churches in developing youth programs and expanding their total church ministries. After running for U.S. Senate, John founded 1776 American Dream, which exists to demonstrate the vision of our founding fathers and help our generation of youth passionately embrace those values.

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