Donald McIntosh

Donald McIntosh

Montreal, Montreal Region, Quebec, Canada
Death 25 Jun 1876 (aged 37)
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, Grave 107D
Memorial ID 5816348 · View Source
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United States Army Officer. While served as 1st Lieutenant and commander of Company G, 7th United States Cavalry, he was killed at the Battle of the Little Big Horn. Born at Jasper House, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, a Scotch descendant of Sir James McIntosh, was a factor with the Hudson Bay Company, and was killed by Native Americans when his son was fourteen. Donald McIntosh would later reside at a variety of Hudson Bay Company posts-Vancouver from 1846 to 1851, Fort Dalles from 1854 to 1860, and Fort Steilacoom in 1861. During the Civil War he served as the chief clerk for Colonel Daniel Rucker. After the was he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 7th Cavalry, on August 17, 1867, and joined the regiment at Fort Harker, Kansas. Appointed 1st Lieutenant on March 22, 1870, he was reassigned to Company G, where he became its senior officer and thus commander. At the June 25, 1876 Battle of Little Big Horn, he was assigned to the battalion commanded by Major Marcus Reno's Battalion, and was shot down 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, he was eventually re-interred October 1909 at Arlington National Cemetery by his widow.

Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson

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