On this day in 1777, the Continental Congress votes to promote Thomas Mifflin; Arthur St. Clair; William Alexander, Lord Stirling; Adam Stephen; and Benjamin Lincoln to the rank of major general. Although the promotions were intended in part to balance the number of generals from each state, Brigadier General Benedict Arnold felt slighted that five junior officers received promotions ahead of him and, in response, threatened to resign from the Patriot army.


thenewgreen:

I must say, I like these little TIH posts, it's a nice way to start the day. I didn't realize that Benedict Arnold had been slighted like that. Bitterness leads to some pretty awful decisions.


posted by noeatnosleep: 1396 days ago