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Donald McIntosh
Birth: Sep. 4, 1838, Canada
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Big Horn County, USA

First Lieutenant, Commanding Company G, 7th US Cavalry. Killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Born at Jasper House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the son of James and Charlotte Robinson McIntosh. His father, a Scotch descendent of Sir James McIntosh, was a factor with the Hudson Bay Company, and was killed by Indians when Donald was 14. Charlotte was a direct descendent of Red Jacket, a Chief of the Six Nations. Resided at a variety of Hudson Bay Co posts, Vancouver from 1846 to 1851, Fort Dalles from 1854 to 1860, and Fort Steilacoom in 1861. During the Civil War he was chief clerk for Colonel Daniel Rucker. He married Mary "Molly" Garrett on 13 Oct 1866 in Baltimore, MD. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, 7th Cavalry, on 17 Aug 1867, and joined the regiment at Fort Harker, KS. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on 22 March 1870. While at Fort Leavenworth, his commander, COL Samuel Sturgis, considered him to be "inefficient, ...indifferent to his official duties, ...a malingerer." Reassigned to Company G, 7th Cavalry, where he became its Commander as the senior officer. Assigned to Major Reno's Battalion, he was killed in the valley fight while trying to rally his men. Originally buried on the battlefield, then moved to Fort Leavenworth National Cemetery in July 1877, and reinterred October 1909 at Arlington National Cemtery by his widow, Molly, who died 12 May 1910, and is now buried with him.  (bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson) 
 
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  Mary Garrett McIntosh (____ - 1910)*
 
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Grave 107D
 
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Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
Record added: Oct 01, 2001
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Rest in peace, Lieutenant. The Little Big Horn was a tragic day in American History.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014

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