Benedict Arnold went with Ethan Allen and his Patriot militia to capture Fort Ticonderoga. Three British canons were being held there that they needed in the future. The battle ended in an American victory.
1775, After the Battle
Arnold was replaced with with a new commander due to his overspending. His authority was stripped away, and he was forced to pay for his expenses, which were ten times the amount authorized.
Benedict Arnold joined George Washington and his militia in an attempt to capture Quebec. They were completely outnumbered and suffered a terrible defeat. Afterwards, they retreated to Montreal.
While governor, Arnold began to conspire with a Loyalist named John Andre.He felt like the Patriots were ungrateful. They were always embarrassing him. He was to surrender the American forces at West Point, NY, in return for money and a command in the British army.
John Andre was captured while crossing between American and British lines, soon being hanged. Papers about Andre linked Benedict Arnold to him and the Loyalists. Arnold escaped to British territory before the Patriots could capture him.
After being cast out as traitors and shunned by friends, Benedict Arnold and his wife Peggy moved to Britain. Arnold continued to fight in small battles until the Revolutionary War ended in an American victory.