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Benedict Arnold (1741-1779?) was among the most successful Patriot commanders of the doomed Rebellion, as LaDuke describes. After Saratoga/Albany he was one of the leading promoters of the Walk, writing the tract Toward a New Jerusalem mentioned in Sobel's bibliography. (Posthumously reprinted in Jefferson, it became something of a sacred text there.) Arnold led the first Wilderness Walk, into what is now the Vandalias, and presumably shared that expedition's unknown but tragic fate.


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