{⋆★⋆} BG Lowery, Mark Perrin

Mark Perrin Lowrey
"Preacher General" & "The Gallant Preacher Soldier"

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Born:
December 30, 1828

Birthplace: Finger, McNairy County, Tennessee

Father: Adam Lowrey 1785 – 1837

Mother:
Margaret Doss 1790 – 1870

Wife: Sarah Raleigh Holmes 1827 – 1898
(Buried: Blue Mountain Cemetery, Blue Mountain, Mississippi)

Children:

Frances Modena Lowrey Berry 1850 – 1942​
Margaret “Maggie” Lowrey Anderson 1852 – 1953​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​
Janie Latitha Lowrey 1854 – 1944​
William Tyndale Lowrey 1858 – 1944​
(Buried: Clinton Cemetery, Clinton, Mississippi)​
Mark D. Booth Lowrey 1860 – 1930​
Perrin Holmes Lowrey 1861 – 1941​
Tom Calvin Lowrey 1862 – 1917​
Dr. William Green “Bill” Lowrey 1862 – 1947​
Ida Cora Lowery​
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Occupation before War:

Bricklayer in Mississippi​
Served as a Private during the Mexican War​
Southern Baptist Preacher in Kossuth, Mississippi​
Served in the Mississippi State Militia rising to Captain​

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 4th​ Mississippi Militia Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 32nd​ Mississippi Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee​
1862: Wounded in left arm during the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee​
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1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Brigade Commander Franklin – Nashville Campaign, Tennessee​
1865: Resigned as Brigadier General, March 14, 1865 due to bad health​

Occupation after War:
Founder of the Blue Mountain College​
1868 – 1871: President of Mississippi Baptist Convention​
Baptist Preacher at Blue Mountain Baptist Church​

Died:
February 27, 1885

Place of Death: Middleton, Hardeman County, Tennessee

Age at time of Death: 56 years old

Cause of Death: Weak Heart

Burial Place: Blue Mountain Cemetery, Blue Mountain, Mississippi

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