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MacIntosh

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About MacIntosh

  • Civilian Scout

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  • Role
    Supporting Character
  • Playby
    Burt Lancaster
  • Full Name
    John MacIntosh
  • Goes By
    MacIntosh
  • Profession
    Civilian Scout
  • Position
    Scout
  • Birth Date
    1843
  • Status
    Single
  • Height
    6'2"
  • Hair Color
    Blond
  • Eye Color
    Blue

Physical Description

Weathered looking, Toned physique.

Traits & Characteristics

Quiet, to the point. Knows what he's about.

Employment

United States Army

Expertise

Tracking, reading sign, knowledge of the red man. Rifle shot.

Aliases / Nicknames

MacIntosh

Residense(s)

On post, wherever assigned.

Kith & Kin

None

Life Events

Served with the 7th Michigan Cavalry, F Troop during the war.

At wars end he served as a civilian scout in several theaters in the west, first in the Southwest with the First Cavalry, then to the plains with elements of the 7th U.S. and back again to serve with the 9th and 10th.

Arrived in Mizzoula on orders to join Brittles command.

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Recent Posts

  1. MacIntosh
    There was, what seemed to be a long moment between the two men. Both with rifles aimed at the other, both with murder in their hearts. It all seemed to be so much slow motion, yet in reality it happened fast. In the moment each saw the blossom of flame from the barrel of the opposing rifle, and the chuck of hot lead racing at him.
     
    With the din of gunfire about them, the sound of their shots were lost in the sounds of battle. The hostiles shot tore through leather, cloth, and flesh as the slug ripped across McIntosh's shoulder, staggering him as he levered another cartridge into the breech. His shot smacked into the Indians skull, lifting him off his feet, rifle leaving his grasp, the back of his head blown away as he landed flat on his back with a slight bounce. MacIntosh firing at another warrior.
     
    Ke-Ni-Tay levering and firing at the hostiles as fast as he could work the lever.
    @Wayfarer@Javia
  2. MacIntosh
    "Best be ready boys!" MacIntosh called out, sure that the same message the captain would be giving his men. But this was simply the opening salvo. In fact he could still see them moving around through the trees, lousy targets, but they were there getting ready for yet another charge.
     
    "Warriors anxious to hit us again." Ke-Ni-Tay said, watching  the trees. It would be unlike them to take up positions on the ground, behind the tress or in the rocks now that they had charged. Doing either would have worked for an ambush, but it was far too late for that. 
     
    "Yep, I'd say faster and harder than before. Maybe we've seen 'em all. Not that there ain't enough of 'em." MacIntosh added. Hope they didn't kill the women to come at us. Guess we'll see."

    @Wayfarer@Javia
  3. MacIntosh
    "They were scouts, scouting their back trail which was pretty confusing, but we came out of the trees and there they were. Lit out, so we're close and I'm thinkin' maybe well have a whole pack of 'em on us pretty quick like, unless, they're waiting to draw us in. We're close, real close." MacIntosh explained.
     
    "Maybe they come, maybe they wait to see how many you are." Ke-Ni-Tay offered. which caused MacIntosh to nod in agreement.

    @Wayfarer@Javia
  4. MacIntosh
    Where were the Indians, how close were they to them and was an ambush being set for them if they decided to follow. The drumming of hooves could be heard closing on their spot, that would be the troop.
     
    "What we do?" Ke-Ni-Tay asked as aware as MacIntosh that being that close, the Indians could mount an ambush, or they could charge into the troop in an attempt to overrun them. The Indian, no matter the tribe, was notional, failing most of the time to do the logical thing when it came to fighting the white man, so what they might do would be anyone's guess at this point, but the safety of the two women was certainly in jeopardy.
     
    "Maybe we we just hold tight. We move on their camp without the troop, the women die." MacIntosh said. "Damn the luck anyway." He added as he fed a cartridge into his Winchester.

    @Wayfarer@Javia@Bongo
  5. MacIntosh
    Given their orders, MacIntosh and Ke-Ni-Tay started out at a lope, they would ride a ways out then start the search for the actual trail the warriors, along with their captives, had taken. It would not be a great distance, or so they thought. Neither had much experience with the Arapaho, they were far more familiar with the Sioux, Cheyenne and Blackfoot.
     
    The troop was dropping father and farther behind the pair, who had slowed, stopped, doubled back, then found the trail. They were good, and finding the trail had not been as easy as they had thought with the constant misdirection. But, as they followed what appeared to be the trail of the men and their captives they were getting deeper into the trees, aspens, thick stands leading to some others, lodge pole pine, fir, and Ponderosa Pine, Ke-Ni-Tay raised his hand. They had been tricked yet again. They backtracked until the Apache found the trail once more, which doubled back to the original route, just farther along.
     
    It was clear that a game of cat and mouse was in play, not that the Arapaho knew there were men following, more of a just in case, that was when they came down a gentle slope to the pass between two steep ridges, the tracks were clear.

    @Wayfarer@Javia
  6. MacIntosh
    "Well sir, we'll do that." He pointed to the Apache looking for sign and, finding it. "Whatta ya got?" He shouted to the Indian.
     
    "Take some time, track crisscross, lead off many ways, but we follow and soon tacks come together. Maybe ten-twelve warriors but no more." Ke-Na-Tay called back.
     
    "Good sized party Major, but  I think we can take 'em. Problem being they just might kill the women, if they haven't already, when we hit 'em."

    @Javia@Wayfarer
  7. MacIntosh
    MacIntosh sat there for a few moments then rode over to the young Lieutenant, "That's the problem with being a young Lieutenant, Mister Greene, always the lectures and advice. Makes a man wonder why them senior officers gnaw on 'em. Well, he wants to keep you alive. So just hold on to what you can use, and let go of the rest. Easier that way. We'll get through this."
     
    Then the scout rejoined his Indian partner and the two rode out of the post together as they had so many times before on missions quite similar to this, and all of them desperate missions in one way or another.
     
    "Lootentant name fit him, Green." Ke-Ni-Tay said.
     
    "It surely does. Keep an eye on him." MacIntosh suggested. He knew that if there was a fight, and there probably would be one, watching anyone but ones self was nigh impossible.

  8. MacIntosh
    "Sort of figured that one when the boy rode in." MacIntosh let out a breath. Both their horse were standing at the hitch rail as the men had planned a scouting trip to hunt for sign. Now there was no need of that. "We'll grab our gear and be with you damn quick."
     
    Ke-Ni-Tay was already on his feet and in the door of their quarters to gather up the rifles and whatnot that they would be taking. The stoic Apache said nothing just went about what needed doing. With in moment both men were mounted and heading to where the column was formed.

    @Wayfarer
  9. MacIntosh
    MacIntosh and Ke-Ni-Tay sat outside the the small cabin they called home. It was going to be another warm one, that was for sure. But it was July, and what they had been told about Montana weather this was normal. Warm rather than hot was always best, though Ke-Ni-Tay might argue that, the Mimbreño was used to temperatures in the triple digits in West Texas, New Mexico and Arizona, so to him, it was almost cold at temps the high seventies to the high eighties, mostly the high eighties.
     
    There was a sudden flurry of activity. A man rode in and then rushed into Barlow's office which signaled something bad had happened. Something that would call out any where from a patrol to a troop, with scouts, that was almost a given. Yet the two men sat watching and waiting. Everything they might take was leaned against the wall next to the door. It would be good to get out, no matter the reason.
    @Wayfarer@Javia?
  10. MacIntosh
    One big warrior had managed to dismount on the flank and he was in range with his Henry and now was pouring fire into the hated white eyes, singing his war chant even as he fired and levered and fired. He might have been less confident if he only knew that he was presenting his back to the pair of scouts in the brush. And they were in range of him too.
     
    MacIntosh had barely made it back to the top when the shooting began explode from a number of different areas. The Indians, left their ponies to fight on foot, which of course did not discount another charge. Ke-Ni-Tay wasn't shooting, but scouring the back side of the hill for any activity, both being sure that it would be tried.
     
    MacIntosh cast a searching eye over what could be called the battlefield. The Indians were flaking where they could, hopping to gain the upper hand. It was then he saw the Indian with the Henry, the shiny brass receiver standing out, MacIntosh's Winchester came up as he levered a shell into the breach took careful aim and squeezed the trigger. The gun recoiled and he worked the lever again, but the slug had found it's mark in the warriors throat. A bit low, but effective.

    @Javia@Wayfarer

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