James Simmons McIntosh letter
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James Simmons McIntosh letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: McIntosh, James Simmons, 1787-1848.
Title: James Simmons McIntosh letter
Dates: 1847
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1045

Biographical/Historical Note

James Simmons McIntosh, 1787-1848, was born in Liberty County, Georgia. He entered the army during the War of 1812 and served on the Canadian frontier. After the war he chose the military as a career. He served with Andrew Jackson in the Indian Wars and had risen to the rank of colonel by the outbreak of the Mexican War. In May 1846, he distinguished himself at the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma. During the latter battle he received a severe wound and returned to Georgia to recover. After a brief rest he returned to the fighting and was again wounded at Molina del Rey and died form those wounds in Mexico City. His remains were eventually interred in Savannah, Georgia.

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from James Simmons McIntosh, 1787-1848, to the "Gentlemen" of Savannah, Georgia. This letter was a thank you for a sword present to McIntosh for his service in the Mexican War.

Index Terms

Letters (correspondence)
McIntosh, James Simmons, 1787-1848.
Mexican War, 1846-1848.
Savannah (Ga.)

Administrative Information

Custodial History

Material was acquired from collector.

Preferred Citation

[item identification], James Simmons McIntosh letter, MS 1045, Georgia Historical Society, Savannah, Georgia.

Acquisition Information

Gift of A. H. MacDonell, 1884.


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.


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

Container List

Item 1: James Simmons McIntosh letter to "Gentlemen" of Savannah, Georgia, 1847 May 3 ( 2.0 p. )