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Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Now You'll Know Which Grave to Spit On

From the Norwich (Ct.) Bulletin of Sept. 14, 2005:

Historical Society receives good reviews on memorial given for Arnold's grave site

The Norwich Historical Society received a letter from London this week reporting, "... a steady stream of visitors from all over the world are visiting the memorial stone for Benedict Arnold."

Bill and Peg Stanley paid for the stone that was given to St. Mary's parish in Battersea, London.

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Benedict Arnold, born in Norwich, was Washington's greatest field general and America's most notorious traitor.

His remains, and those of his wife, Peggy Shippen, lay in a crypt at St. Mary's since 1801 but never had a gravestone or cryptstone.

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