b. 17/11/1829 Canada. d. 28/05/1908 Kearney, New Jersey.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 05/08/1864 Mobile Bay, Alabama.
Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the Union Navy as a Captain of the Top on board the “USS Richmond”. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery during the Union Naval assault on Mobile Bay, Alabama on August 5, 1864.
His Medal was awarded to him on December 31, 1864. He was one of 31 “Richmond” crewmembers to be awarded the Medal of Honor for their bravery during the Civil War (the others being Yeoman Thomas Atkinson, Quartermaster John Brazell, Captain of the Top Robert Brown, Master-At-Arms William M. Carr, Coxswain James B. Chandler, Quartermaster Thomas Cripps, Chief Quartermaster Cornelius Cronin, Boatswain’s Mate Charles Deakin, Chief Boatswain’s Mate William Densmore, Coal Heaver William Doolen, Boatswain’s Mate Adam Duncan, Coxswain Hugh Hamilton, Coxswain Thomas Hayes, Fireman Second Class John Hickman, Captain of the Top John H. James, Marine Corps Sergeant James Martin, Fireman First Class Matthew McClelland, Marine Corps Sergeant Andrew Miller, Captain of the Top James H. Morgan, Captain of the Forecastle George Parks, Fireman First Class John Rush, Seaman Hendrick Sharp, Coxswain Lebbeus Simkins, Second Captain of the Top John Smith, Coxswain Oloff Smith, Ordinary Seaman Walter B. Smith, Marine Corps Orderly Sergeant David Sprowle, Coxswain Alexander H. Truett, Fireman First Class Joseph E. Vantine and Quartermaster William Wells).
On board the U.S.S. Richmond during action against rebel forts and gunboats and with the ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Despite damage to his ship and the loss of several men on board as enemy fire raked her decks, McIntosh performed his duties with skill and courage throughout the prolonged battle, which resulted in the surrender of the rebel ram Tennessee and in the successful attacks carried out on Fort Morgan.
BURIAL LOCATION: ARLINGTON CEMETERY, KEARNY, NEW JERSEY.
SOLDIERS CIRCLE, GRAVE 127.
LOCATION OF MEDAL: UNKNOWN.