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Engraving depicts a portrait of American army officer Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801), mid to late 18th century. During the American Revolutionary War, Arnold secretly negotiated with British officer John Andre to surrender West Point to the British military, eventually formally switiching sides and joining the British. (Photo by Stock Montage)

Engraving depicts a portrait of American army officer Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801), mid to late 18th century. During the American Revolutionary War, Arnold secretly negotiated with British officer John Andre to surrender West Point to the British military, eventually formally switiching sides and joining the British. (Photo by Stock Montage)

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circa 1785: American turncoat Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801) persuades Major Andre (1751 - 1780) to conceal papers, to be sent to the British to enable them to capture West Point, in his boot. Original Artwork: Print - C F Blauvelt and W Wellstood (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

circa 1785:  American turncoat Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801) persuades Major Andre (1751 - 1780) to conceal papers, to be sent to the British to enable them to capture West Point, in his boot. Original Artwork: Print - C F Blauvelt and W Wellstood  (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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circa 1780: American Army Officer and traitor to the Revolution Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801). He commanded the Provincial Troops against Quebec. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)

circa 1780:  American Army Officer and traitor to the Revolution Benedict Arnold (1741 - 1801). He commanded the Provincial Troops against Quebec.  (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)