When the British woke up the next morning and discovered their adversaries had pulled a fast one on them, they proceeded with fervor after Arnold.
Although he was 9 miles south of the British, he sensed he wasn’t going to make it to Crown Point. Arnold ran his ships aground or burned them, near Panton, Vt., making sure they wouldn’t be used against him, and made a desperate run across land, headed toward Ticonderoga.
▶ In his book "Benedict Arnold: Patriot and Traitor," Vermont author Willard Sterne Randall details the Battle of Valcour Island and other heroic acts by the man who would ultimately turn against the fledgling United States of America. Look for it at your local library or buy it at amazon.com.