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Gotthold Frederick Enslin
(18th century) U.S.A.

Soldiers at Valley Forge

Lieutenant

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Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: the first known case of a soldier who, being discovered in bed with a private in February 1778, was convicted on sodomy charges. Lt. Gotthold Frederick Enslin was court-martialed in March 11, and then was expelled, in March 14, from the Continental Army, by order of Gen. Washington.

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