James McQueen McIntosh letter of recommendation
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James McQueen McIntosh letter of recommendation

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McIntosh, James McQueen, 1828-1862.
Title: James McQueen McIntosh letter of recommendation
Dates: 1842
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 0524

Biographical/Historical Note

Brig. General James McQueen McIntosh, CSA (1828-1862) was of the McIntosh family of McIntosh County, Georgia, a descendant of Col. William McIntosh. He was the son of Colonel James Simmons McIntosh, USA (1787-1848) who was mortally wounded at the battle of Molino del Rey in the Mexican War. Gen. James M. McIntosh commanded the cavalry unit of General Ben McCulloch's wing of General Earl Van Dorn's army at Elkhorn on March 7, 1862, where both he and McCulloch were killed. He is buried at the National Cemetery at Fort Smith, Arkansas.


Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter of recommendation written by Richard Wylly Habersham and others to A.P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy, in 1842, recommending that James McQueen McIntosh be appointed a midshipman in the U.S. Navy. It is signed by Richard W. Habersham, Lott Warren, Roger L. Gamble, and Thomas Butler King. All of these men were Georgia representatives in Congress.


Index Terms

Habersham, Richard Wylly, 1786-1842.
Letters of recommendation.
McIntosh, James McQueen, 1828-1862.
United States. Navy--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Upshur, A. P., (Abel Parker), 1790-1844.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Purchased from Symmachus Trading Company, Boston, Massachusetts.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification], James McQueen McIntosh letter of recommendation, MS 524, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Purchased, 1951.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

Copyright has not been assigned to the Georgia Historical Society. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Division of Library and Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Georgia Historical Society as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


Sponsorship

Encoding funded by a 2012 Documenting Democracy grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

 
Item 1: Richard Wylly Habersham et al letter to A.P. Upshur, Secretary of the Navy, 1842 July 12 ( 1.0 p. )
Sent from Washington. Recommending that James McQueen McIntosh be appointed a midshipman in the U.S. Navy. Signed by Richard W. Habersham, Lott Warren, Roger L. Gamble, Thomas Butler King, all Representatives in Congress from Georgia.