A charismatic, working-class mob leader of Revolutionary Boston, who is both feared and admired by Patriot leaders
Ebenezer McIntosh was unknown to historians until the late 20th century. He was a poor shoemaker who became a leader of the local ruffians. Some Patriots who had supported him in the beginning, but began to worry that his riotous behavior was going too far. They found ways to sweep him aside and just as quickly as he had risen to power he quickly faded into obscurity before the Revolutionary War began.