(1840 - 1862)
Home State: South Carolina
Branch of Service: Infantry
His father, a tailor born in Inverness, Scotland, had been very successful in business in South Carolina, married well, and accumulated significant land holdings in Marion County before he died in 1850; our Archie, among the younger of 11 children, was then 10 years old.
When war threatened in 1861 he was a wealthy 21 year old farmer on the family place in Marion County which was run by his very capable mother Sophia. He served in Captain M.B. Stanley's militia company on Morris Island from January into April 1861; they were later reorganized under the command of W.P. Shooter and became Company E, First South Carolina Infantry. Archibald was enrolled on 1 August 1861 and elected 2nd Lieutenant about 12 August.
On the Campaign
He was killed in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862, probably sometime after 4 o'clock p.m. in farmer John Otto's 40-acre cornfield above the lower (later Burnside's) bridge over Antietam Creek [map].
References & notes
His basic service from Salley.1 The pointer to McIntyre and his personal and service details are thanks to Barry Truluck from his research in the US Census of 1860 and Ancestry.com, McIntyre's Compiled Service Records (via Fold3), Sellers' A History of Marion County, South Carolina (1902), and Caldwell.2
He married married Martha Gibson Betts (1837-1895) in December 1861 and they had a son Archibald (1862-1924), born about a month after his father's death. He was later a medical doctor in Marion.
His brother George Alexander McIntyre (1838-1913) was First Lieutenant of the Company and lost his left arm at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. George had 8 daughters and one son - George Archibald McIntyre (1878-1935).
More on the Web
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04/15/1840; Marion County, SC
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Salley, Alexander S., Jr., compiler, South Carolina Troops in Confederate Service, 3 vols., Columbia: Historical Commission of South Carolina, 1913-1930, Vol. 1, pp. 275-276 [AotW citation 24027]
2 Caldwell, James Fitz James, The History of a Brigade of South Carolinians, known first as "Gregg's" and subsequently as "McGowan's Brigade", Marietta (Ga): Continental Book Co., 1866, pg. 48 [AotW citation 24028]