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Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847)

 
 
Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 9, 2008
1. Col. James S. McIntosh (1784-1847) Marker
Inscription. 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 la 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 illustrated their country on many battle - fields. He was the great nephew of Lachlan 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
Col. McIntosh Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
2. Col. McIntosh Marker
the Union cause well, losing a leg at Winchester.
 
Erected 1954 by Georgia Historical Commission. (Marker Number 025-32.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Georgia Historical Society/Commission marker series.
 
Location. 32° 4.521′ N, 81° 5.45′ W. Marker is in Savannah, Georgia, in Chatham County. Marker is on Abercorn Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Colonial Park (Cemetery). Marker is in this post office area: Savannah GA 31401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Lachlan McIntosh (1727-1806) (here, next to this marker); Capt. Denis N. Cottineau (1745-1808) (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain Denis Cottineau De Kerloguen (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Clay, Patriot (within shouting distance of this marker); Colonial Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward Greene Malbone (1777-1807) (within shouting distance of this marker); Major John Berrien (1759-1815) (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Vallence Bevan (1798-1830) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Savannah.
 
Related markers.
McIntosh Markers image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, April 21, 2005
3. McIntosh Markers
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers for Colonial Park and Gen. Lachlan McIntosh
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Resaca de la Palma. (Submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
2. Battle of El Molino Del Rey. (Submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsWar of 1812War, Mexican-American
 
Lt. Col. James S. McIntosh image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud
4. 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)
Grave site next to Great-uncle Gen. McIntosh image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, February 2008
5. Grave site next to Great-uncle Gen. McIntosh
Col. James S. McIntosh Marker, seen near Oglethorpe St., in Colonial Park Cemetery,Savannah image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, November 23, 2008
6. Col. James S. McIntosh Marker, seen near Oglethorpe St., in Colonial Park Cemetery,Savannah
Col. McIntosh marker at left
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 3,885 times since then and 142 times this year. Last updated on March 17, 2015, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. Photos:   1. submitted on August 26, 2013, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   2. submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   3. submitted on October 6, 2012, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.   4, 5. submitted on February 15, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6. submitted on November 27, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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