This historic house in Kinderhook, New York is where Benedict Arnold recovered from his wounds following the second Battle of Saratoga at Bemis Heights.
On October 7, 1777, Arnold disobeyed direct orders from General Gates and courageously led a charge against the British forces. Heroically fighting without any regard for his own safety, he successfully routed the British, but before fleeing, a line of Hessian regulars fired a final volley that hit Arnold in the leg, snapping his femur and also killing the horse he rode on. The horse then collapsed its thousand pounds onto his broken leg, snapping it in several more places. Pinned down, Arnold continued to call out commands and even ordered that the Hessians be spared the bayonet, for the battle was already won. This was almost the defining moment of Benedict Arnold’s role in the American Revolution…
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