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Amsterdam had its own Benedict Arnold

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Amsterdam’s Benedict Arnold died March 3, 1849, and likely was buried at a cemetery on Market Hill, according to research done by historian Christopher Philippo. The growing village encroached on that burial ground and Arnold’s remains and others were moved to Green Hill Cemetery on Church Street after it was created in 1858. Also buried at Green Hill is Arnold’s grandson, Lt. Benedict Arnold Leonard, killed in 1864 in his 12th Civil War battle. Arnold ...


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