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The Boot Monument Is An American Revolutionary War Memorial Dedicated to Benedict Arnold

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The Boot Monument is an American Revolutionary War memorial dedicated to Benedict Arnold in Saratoga National Historical Park, the only war memorial in the United States that does not bear the name of the person commemorated. .


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Scott Shaubel (816)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 11:07 pm

The memorial was donated by John Watts de Peyster a former Major General for the New York State Militia during the American Civil War who wrote several military histories about the Battle of Saratoga.

Scott Shaubel (816)
Sunday April 13, 2008, 11:59 pm

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John Watts de Peyster (March 9, 1821 – May 4, 1907)[1] was an author on the art of war, philanthropist, and early Adjutant General of the New York National Guard.[2] He served in the New York State Militia during the Mexican-American War and American Civil War. He was one of the first military critics and noted for his histories of the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, and also published works of drama, poetry, military history, military biography and military criticism.[3]

De Peyster wrote extensive military histories about the Battle of Saratoga and in 1887 donated a memorial called the Boot Monument, which commemorates Benedict Arnold's heroic wounding at the battle (although Arnold is not mentioned by name and the memorial only depicts his boot). In 1905, De Peyster purchased first baronial mansion of Sir William Johnson, known since 1755 as Fort Johnson, and donated it to the Montgomery County Historical Society, of Amsterdam, New York.[28]

In 1901, he donated several thousand books and maps to the Smithsonian Institution, along with a Moorish Yataghan he collected on his travels in 1851. De Peyster's biographer devotes six chapters to his benefactions, but does not mention his ethnological collections.[29] Another philanthropic contribution included building the first library at Franklin and Marshall College, and donating one of the largest and most distinct rare book collections about European military history, the 1,890 volume Watts de Peyster: Napoleon Buonaparte.[30] He collected many of the monographs while traveling in Europe conducting research for his own biography of Napoleon, entitled Napoleone di Buonaparte (1896). The monument to Abraham de Peyster, a founder of New Amsterdam, sculpted by George Edwin Bissell, was commissioned by General de Peyster in Bowling Green, the old town square of New York City. John Watts de Peyster was also a Vice President of the American Numismatic Society, and the namesake of Post #71 of the New York G.A.R. in Tivoli, New York.[31] De Peyster died in 1907 of natural causes at a family residence in Manhattan.[32] He willed his Tivoli manor Rose Hill to a local Children's Home.[8]

He was the author of Life of Field Marshal Torstenson (1855), The Dutch at the North Pole (1857), Caurausius, the Dutch Augustus (1858), Life of Baron Cohorn (1860), The Decisive Conflicts of the Late Civil War, or Slaveholder's Rebellion (1867), Personal and Military History of General Philip Kearny (1869), The Life and Misfortunes and the Military Career of Brig.-Gen. Sir John Johnson (1882), and Gypsies: Some Curious Investigations, Collected, Translated, Or Reprinted from Various Sources (1887), and contributor to numerous other books, biographies, publications, and articles.


Scott Shaubel (816)
Monday April 14, 2008, 12:03 am

That's a weird memorial,.. dedicated to Benedict Arnold

.. the only war memorial in the United States that does not bear the name of the person commemorated. .

- hey that's kind of strange,.. naw

Scott Shaubel (816)
Monday April 14, 2008, 12:07 am

The Boot Monument

.......Italy is also known as, "the boot"

Scott Shaubel (816)
Monday April 14, 2008, 12:08 am

.. I wonder what this all means.. :o)

Scott Shaubel (816)
Monday April 14, 2008, 12:13 am

Even in the Vatican freemasonic symbols can be found

Scott Shaubel (816)
Monday April 14, 2008, 12:23 am

Arnold learned of André's capture and fled to Vulture, a British ship

waiting for him on the Hudson River, with the help of John Borns. Arnold wrote a letter to Washington,[21] requesting that Peggy be given safe passage to her family in Philadelphia, a request Washington ensured.[22]

The British made him a brigadier general in the British forces, with an annual income of several hundred pounds, but only paid him some £6,315 (plus an annual pension of £360) because his plot had failed.[9] Had the plot succeeded, British forces would have been in position to divide the northern and southern American forces, and potentially end up defeating the revolution.

Reportedly when presented with evidence of Arnold's betrayal Washington was calm

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Monday April 14, 2008, 12:02 pm

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