In Andre’s possession at the time were incriminating documents detailing Arnold’s involvement with the British. Andre was tried and hanged while Arnold and his wife fled to safety; Arnold was never given all of the promised rewards, but later became a British General (History.com Staff. Benedict). Benedict Arnold accomplished the antithesis of his goals, as the news of his treachery energized and inspired the weary Continental Troops.
Nathan Hale and Benedict Arnold were just two of many spies in the Revolutionary War who, intentionally or unintentionally, helped the patriots. Without the information and inspiration from spies, the Continental Army and the patriots’ cause may have been eliminated. It is because of the efforts of these men, among others, that the Continental troops were galvanized into continuing and growing the espionage movement and fighting the war for America’s