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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1849

Vol. II

(Born Fla.)

James McIntosh​1

(Ap'd at Large)


James McQueen McIntosh

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1845, to July 1, 1849, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 1st Infantry, July 1, 1849.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1849‑50, — Scouting, 1850, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1850, — Scouting, 1850, — Ft. Duncan, Tex., 1850‑51, — Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1851, — Escorting Colonel Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Johnston's

(Second Lieut., 8th Infantry, May 15, 1851)

Topographical party, 1851, — Ft. Martin Scott, Tex., 1851‑52, — Ft. Chadbourne, Tex., 1852‑53, — Ft. Clark, Tex., 1853, — Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1854‑55, — Escorting Commanding General of the Department of Texas, 1855, —

(First Lieut., 1st Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

Ft. Bliss, Tex., 1855, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1855, — Sioux Expedition, 1855, — and quelling Kansas Disturbances, 1856; on Recruiting service, 1856‑57; on frontier duty, on Cheyenne Expedition, 1857, being

(Captain, 1st Cavalry, Jan. 16, 1857)

engaged in the Combat of Solomon's Fork, July 29, 1857, — Ft. Riley, Kan., 1858, — March to Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., via Ft. Kearny, Neb., 1858, — Ft. Arbuckle, I. T., 1858‑59, — Ft. Cobb, I. T., 1859‑60, — and Kiowa and Comanche Expedition, 1860, being engaged in several Skirmishes; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1860; on frontier duty at Ft. Smith, Ark., 1860‑61; and on leave of absence, 1861.

Resigned, May 7, 1861.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States,​a and was

Killed, Mar. 7, 1862, at the Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark.: Aged 34.

Buried, Fort Smith National Cemetery, Fort Smith, AR.

The Author's Note:

1 Son of Colonel James S. McIntosh, who was killed in the Storming of Molino del Rey.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his (brief) war record: the Find-a‑Grave page linked above supplies it.

It should be noted that his actual Confederate rank is just maybe a matter of some slight doubt: the Southern Historical Society Papers states of him, "Rank not known", but is alone in that respect.

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