Isiah Bethesda

Isiah Bethesda (1723 - 1778) was a captain in the British army during the American war of Independence with a reputation for brutality and a merciless manner. Isiah is reported in a number of diaries kept at the time as 'snuffling about on his foursomes in a manner unbecoming a gentleman of the rank of captain'. Other accounts had him '... becoming quite smart with the prisoners, on many occasions taunting them by personally consuming a side of mutton before their eyes'. His unkempt demeanour and erratic behaviour led to his men bayonetting his eyes right out before a court martial.

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