Lt. Colonel James S. McIntosh, USA

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James Simmons McIntosh

Death: Died
Cause of death: killed in the Battle of Molino del Rey in the Mexican War
Place of Burial: Savannah, GA, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Lt. Colonel John McIntosh (Continental Army) and Sarah McIntosh
Husband of Eliza Mcintosh; Eliza McIntosh and Eliza McIntosh
Father of <private> MCINTOSH; <private> MCINTOSH; General John Baillie Mcintosh; Brig. General James M. McIntosh (CSA); Brig. General John Ballie McIntosh (USA) and 1 other
Brother of John Nash MCINTOSH; William Jackson McIntosh; Alexander Swinton MCINTOSH; George Baillie MCINTOSH and McQueen MCINTOSH

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About Lt. Colonel James S. McIntosh, USA

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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