Lt. Col. James Simmons McIntosh

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Lt. Col. James Simmons McIntosh, USA

Birthdate: (60)
Birthplace: Liberty County, Georgia, United States
Death: September 26, 1847 (60)
El Molino, Zacatecas, Mexico (killed in the Battle of Molino del Rey in the Mexican War)
Place of Burial: Savannah, GA, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Col. John McIntosh (Continental Army) and Sarah McIntosh
Husband of Eliza Mcintosh
Father of Brig. General James M. McIntosh (CSA); Brig. Gen. John Baillie McIntosh, USA and Mary Eliza Alvord
Brother of William Jackson McIntosh; John Nash McIntosh; Alexander Swinton McIntosh; George Baillie McIntosh; McQueen McIntosh and 1 other

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About Lt. Col. James Simmons McIntosh

James S. McIntosh achieved an immortal record of gallantry in the War of 1812 and in the War with Mexico. In 1814 he saw considerable action on the Canadian border, he was severely wounded at Buffalo. In the Mexican War, Col. McIntosh was desperately wounded by bayonets at Resaca de ka Palma in 1846. When a fellow officer, who found him on the field, asked if he might be of any service. McIntosh replied, “Yes, give me some water and show me my regiment.” Returning to combat the following year despite his wounds and advanced years, the brave Georgian was mortally wounded while leading his brigade at the bloody storming of El Molino del Rey, September 8, 1847. His remains were brought home by the State of Georgia in 1848 and were reinterred in the McIntosh vault with military honors.

A native of Liberty County, McIntosh was one of the “fighting McIntoshes” who (represented) their country on many battle - fields. He was the great nephew of Lachian McIntosh and his father was the Revolutionary hero, John McIntosh, who when the British demanded the surrender of Fort Morris at Sunbury sent back the defiant answer: “Come and take it.” Col. James S. McIntosh’s son, James McQueen McIntosh, became a general in the Confederate Army and was killed in Arkansas while another son, John Baillie McIntosh, served the Union cause well, losing a leg at Winchester.

By Mike Stroud


2. Lt. Col. James S. McIntosh Lt. Col. McIntosh - Died in the Battle of Molino del Rey in the Mexican War. Fort McIntosh was named in memory of this officer and war hero. (Courtesy of the Georgia Historical Society)

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Lt. Col. James Simmons McIntosh's Timeline

January 18, 1787
Liberty County, Georgia, United States
Age 32
FL, United States
Age 40
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
June 6, 1829
Age 42
Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States
September 26, 1847
Age 60
El Molino, Zacatecas, Mexico
Savannah, GA, United States