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James M. McIntosh

Date of Birth:      1828
Hometown:         Fort Brooke, FL (Tampa)
Education:           West Point, 1849
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     March 7, 1862
Place of Death:    Elkhorn Tavern, AR
Buried At:           Fort Smith, AR

Major Battles:        Battle of Pea Ridge

Interesting Fact(s):    McIntosh was the son, of colonel James S. McIntosh, who was mortally wounded at Molino del Rey, during the Mexican War.  He would attend West Point, graduating in the class of 1849.  He would serve on the frontier, and would be promoted captain, in the 1st Cavalry.  In May 1861, he would resign from the regular army, and become captain in the cavalry of the regular Confederate Army.  He would be promoted colonel of the 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, and on January 24, 1862, he would be promoted brigadier general.  He would command, brigadier general Ben McCullough's cavalry, during the Battle of Pea Ridge, where he would be killed.  His brother, John B McIntosh would serve with distinction for the Union, receiving the brevet rank of major general.

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