216 years ago, Benedict Arnold died in the England on this day. America owed its success in the Upper Hudson Valley in 1777 largely to General Gates and Schuyler and their capable subordinates, Generals Benjamin Lincoln and Daniel Morgan. However, it was Benedict Arnold who precipitated the defeat of Gen. John Burgoyne at Saratoga in 1777. These photos were taken this morning (14 June 2017) at the very spot that Arnold, although badly wounded, led a reckless charge during the second battle. Many historians credit Arnold with turning the tide of battle, which subsequently encouraged the French actively to support the colonists. Thus it is difficult to cite the victory at Saratoga and ignore Arnold.