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You’ve heard of Benedict Arnold, but what about Jack Peterson?
According to the October 9, 1859, Weekly Anglo-African, if Jack Peterson and Moses Sherwood hadn’t decided to take on a landing party from the British sloop of war Vulture by themselves, thereby frustrating Major Andre’s escape, Arnold might have given away West Point after all. And this came after Jack had already joined the Revolutionary army, buried the friend he went to war with, and escaped from a ship after being taken prisoner.
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