On April 30, 1825, at three in the morning about 170 warriors under the leadership of a brave called Menawa crept quietly up to McIntosh's home in Carroll county and torched the house. One son, Chilly McIntosh, escaped through an open window and fled to Alexander Ware's plantation. Two of McIntosh's wives also escaped. It was then that McIntosh was forced to exit into a spray of bullets from the marauding band. He was instantly killed, dragged out in the yard and scalped. The plantation was then ravaged, the livestock killed and all buildings burned. the warriors left as quickly as they came, taking the scalp of McIntosh as a trophy. He was buried at the site.