Originally Posted by MrStoff1989
Ahh, thank you for the clear-up. Arnold could have been the greatest hero of the revolution if he wouldn't of turned.
The Saratoga campaign was won in large part due to the command of Arnold. Gates took the credit for it, and he and Gates had been at odds for some time now, and that ultimately set Arnold on the road to treason.
Washington had already given him command of Philadelphia, it was the cooperation of the French that he opposed greatly. Coupled with the fact that he was already ill at congress for refusal to repay expenses to him, I need to check on that, and passing him by for promotion. He felt he deserved mre credit than what he got. So, when the British offered him a better comission, he took it.