I was very excited because I knew exactly who built this Fort, even if I didn't remember that it was
I read about General Lachlan McIntosh while researching my Ph.D. dissertation. Lachlan was from the community of Scottish Highlanders at Darien, Georgia. Though McIntosh himself was born in Badenoch, a great many of those who settled at Darien were from Moy & Dalarossie parish. Later in his life, Lachlan spent much time in Charleston, SC where he became friends with Henry Laurens.
General McIntosh and his men, mostly from Pennsylvania and Georgia, came to this site in 1778 and eventually marched into Ohio where they built Fort Laurens on the Tuscarawas Rivers.
My notes on General McIntosh are not extensive. At first what interested me about him is that he marched through what became Columbiana County, OH and had ties to the region of the Highlands which later sent many emigrants to Scotch Settlement beginning in 1801. Ultimately, I used McIntosh as an example of a Scot who was not a Loyalist during the American Revolution - they are there, if you look for them..
For more on Lachlan McIntosh read Lachlan McIntosh and the Politics of Revolutionary Georgia by Harvey Jackson. I did note that it was easy to read and interesting. I also wrote that the factions in Georgia seemed so petty, that I was surprised they made it into and then out of the American Revolution. The portrait of McIntosh on the cover of Jackson's book was by Charles Wilson Peale.