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 Donald McIntosh

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Donald McIntosh

  • Birth 4 Sep 1838 Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
  • Death 25 Jun 1876 Big Horn County, Montana, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 1, Grave 107D
  • Memorial ID 5816348

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.

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  • Originally Created by: Kit and Morgan Benson
  • Added: 1 Oct 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5816348
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Donald McIntosh (4 Sep 1838–25 Jun 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5816348, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .