Lachlan Mc'Intosh, an American soldier, born at Borlam, near Inverness, Scotland, March 17, 1725, died in Savannah, Ga., Feb. 20, 1806. His father, John More Mcintosh, with 100 highlanders, came to Georgia with Gen. Oglethorpe in 1736, and settled in the lower part of the state, at the place now known as Darien, but called by them Inverness. He became a clerk in a counting house at Charleston, where he remained until called on, Sept. 16, 1776, to take command of the first regiment organized in Georgia. Subsequently three regiments were raised, and he was appointed a brigadier general. In 1777 he fought a duel near Savannah with Button Gwinnett, who was fatally wounded. Gen. Mcintosh now accepted a command in the central army under Washington, who selected him to conduct a campaign against the Indians in the west in 1778. With a small force he succeeded in restoring peace on the frontier. In 1779 he took command of the Georgia troops at Augusta, whence he subsequently marched to Savannah, in the siege of which place he commanded the first and fifth South Carolina regiments, and bore an active part. After the fall of Savannah he retreated to Charleston, and was present there when the city surrendered to Sir Henry Clinton, May 12, 1780, after which he was a prisoner of war for a long time.
He was a member of congress in 1784, and a commissioner to treat with the southern Indians in 1785.