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 retired in 1870 as brigadier-general. James McQueen McIntosh was born at Tampa Bay, Fla., in 1828. He was appointed to the United States military academy from Florida, and was graduated in 1849 as brevet second lieutenant of the First infantry. He served on frontier duty, and rose through the successive grades to the rank of captain of the First cavalry, January 15, 1857. He was in several expeditions against the hostile Indians, and was engaged in the combat of Solomon's Ford, July 29, 1857, and in several skirmishes with the Kiowas and Comanches in 1860. In 1861, when it became evident that war between the States could not be averted, he resigned his commission and entered the service of the Confederate States. He was first captain of cavalry, Confederate States army, then was made colonel of the Second Arkansas mounted infantry. On the 24th of January, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general in the army of the Confederate States. His command consisted of the First and Second regiments of Arkansas mounted riflemen, South Kansas-Texas regiment, Fourth and Sixth regiments of Texas cavalry, and Burnett's company of Texas cavalry. His services in the Confederate army were valuable, but soon ended. He was killed in the bloody battle of Pea Ridge, March 7, 1862. In his official report of this battle, General Van Dorn pays the following high tribute to this gallant soldier: ‘McIntosh had been very much distinguished all through the operations which have taken place in this region; and during my advance from Boston mountains I placed him in command of the cavalry brigade and in charge of the pickets. He was alert, daring and devoted to his duty. His kindness of disposition, with his reckless bravery, had strongly attached the troops to him, so that after McCulloch fell, had he remained to lead them, all would have been well with my right wing. But after leading a brilliant charge of cavalry and carrying the enemy's battery, he rushed into the thickest of the fight again at the head of his old regiment, and was ’
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