i'm curious as to what the real views were on "sodomy" or homosexual relationships in the 1800s. while it's all fun and games shipping the characters from the musical hamilton, what would their historical counterparts say about it?
Literally no historians actually ship the Hamilton characters. We all ship actual real life people.
I made a presentation about this here.
There were laws that were passed that could cause you to get hanged for being in a homosexual relationship. During the American Revolution, there was one case of a man actually being stripped naked and drummed out of the corps in front of everyone because he was caught in a relationship with another man. George Washington signed on his discharge and Aaron Burr was the one who told him about the relationship. Thomas Jefferson created a bill that if anyone was caught in a homosexual relationship they were to be castrated (in the state of Virginia).