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Question:Since Arnold very famously betrayed the United States, it was not thought fitting to have a statue in his honor. However, before his defection he was a very brave and able general and was wounded in the leg during the disastrous expedition in Canada in 1775 and in the foot at the battle of Saratoga in 1777. Saratoga was one of the first great American victories during the revolution, and the battle which ultimately convinced France that America was a cause worth supporting. So, the monument honors, rather humorously, the wounds received by Arnold's limb. Strange but true...


Best Answer - Chosen by Asker: Since Arnold very famously betrayed the United States, it was not thought fitting to have a statue in his honor. However, before his defection he was a very brave and able general and was wounded in the leg during the disastrous expedition in Canada in 1775 and in the foot at the battle of Saratoga in 1777. Saratoga was one of the first great American victories during the revolution, and the battle which ultimately convinced France that America was a cause worth supporting. So, the monument honors, rather humorously, the wounds received by Arnold's limb. Strange but true...

Becuase he drank the blood of Christ from it when he was in France....

Because someone had a sense of humor? :-)