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In 1887, at modern-day Saratoga National Historical Park, former Major General John Watts de Peyster of the New York State Militia unveiled Boot Monument exactly hundred and ten years after the Battle of Bemis Heights. The monument commemorates Arnold's contribution to the Continental Army's victory over the British in the Battle of Saratoga. Arnold was wounded in the foot during Arnold expedition as well as at Saratoga near where the monument is located at Tour Stop #7 - Berryman Redoubt. The injury effectively ended his career as a fighting soldier.

Erected 1887 By JOHN WATTS de PEYSTER
Brev: Maj: Gen: S.N.Y.
2nd V. Pres't Saratoga Mon't Ass't'n:
In memory of Benedit Arnold the most brilliant soldier of the Continental Army who was desperately wounded on this spot
the sally port of BORGOYNES GREAT WESTERN REDOUBT 7th October, 1777 winning for his countrymen
the decisive battle of the American Revolution and for himself the rank of Major General.

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