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At a crucial moment in the Battle of Saratoga when American General Benedict Arnold led a heroic charge against the British forces of General John Burgoyne at Freeman's Farm, New York. Arnold was critically wounded and his leg was pinned beneath his horse on the battlefield.

Burgoyne was decisively defeated and his whole army surrendered to the Americans. Arnold would later become the most notorious traitor in American history. The Battle of Saratoga would prompt France's entry into the war on the side of the United States.


What happened to Arnold's leg?

1. It is buried beneath a monument on the grounds of Saratoga National Park.
2. He kept it until the day he died.
3. It was found in the otherwise empty coffin of Thomas Paine.


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