The Photo Request has been fulfilled.

 
Pvt James McIntosh

Pvt James McIntosh

Birth
Death 22 Apr 1865
Burial Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA
Plot grave #1899.
Memorial ID 17265323 · View Source
Suggest Edits

James McIntosh,
43rd Virginia Cavalry

During the second week of June, 1864, Lieutenant Colonel John S. Mosby sent a number of his men to the Quaker farms and villages in northern Loudoun County, Virginia to collect forage for the command's horses and men.

Upon hearing of the rangers' activities in the area, about 50 Loudoun Rangers, commanded by Captain Daniel M. Keyes, set out to capture what appeared to be an easy target for the Union cavalry. The Virginia Yankees met with some success on June 9, 1864 between Wheatland and Bolington on the Berlin Turnpike. They captured a number of wagons loaded with grain and several of Mosby's men, all from Company B.

Captured were Theodore S. Benton, Andrew J. Bowen, James P. Bowen, J. P. Brown and James McIntosh. Another member of Company B, Robert L. Spindle, was "picked up" the next day in the same area.

The Confederates were all sent to Camp Chase Federal Military Prison in Columbus, Ohio, via Wheeling, West Virginia, arriving at the former place on June 17, 1864. All would survive a nine-month stay at Camp Chase, except one, James McIntosh.

James McIntosh appeared on a list of prisoners of war at Camp Chase as:
age 39, florid complexion, grey eyes, dark hair and 5' 6 ½" tall.
McIntosh was paroled on March 2, 1865 at Camp Chase for transfer to City Point, Virginia for exchange.
He was too sick to leave Camp Chase and died there from chronic diarrhea on April 22, 1865.

On a descriptive roll of prisoners adjacent to his cause of death is the note: "Bushwhacker and Horse Thief." McIntosh's body was taken to the cemetery 1/3 mile south of Camp Chase prison and buried in grave #1899.3.

James McIntosh was born about 1830 in Fairfax County, Virginia. He married his wife Adeline on October 8, 1848 near Manassas, Virginia.

McIntosh enlisted November 1, 1863 in Company B, 43rd Virginia Cavalry for the war by Major John S. Mosby in Fauquier County, Virginia.
He appeared as present on a muster roll for Company B, for the period Nov. – Dec. 1863.
No record has been found of any prior service to his enlisting with the 43rd Virginia Cavalry.
James McIntosh's widow, Adeline, applied for a Confederate pension from Prince William County, Virginia on October 2, 1888.


Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

  • Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
  • Originally Created by: Bev
  • Added: 2 Jan 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17265323
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt James McIntosh (unknown–22 Apr 1865), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17265323, citing Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery, Columbus, Franklin County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Ancestral Sleuth (contributor 48171177) .