the foremost of the Federal
troops as they were reaching the prolongation of Granbury
's line, and charging gallantly drove them back and saved the Texans
from a flank attack.
in his report says: ‘Before the Federal
left could gather to overwhelm Baucum
and his two regiments, Lowrey
's brigade, hurried by General Cleburne
from its position, as left of his second line, came to join them, and the two, formed abreast of Granbury
's brigade, stopped the advance of the enemy's left and successfully resisted its subsequent attacks.’
The victory was one of the most brilliant won by the Confederates
during the Atlanta campaign
At the battle of Atlanta
, 22d of July, Lowrey
's brigade captured some of the eight cannon taken from the enemy by Cleburne
went safely through the fierce battles of Franklin
, and led his men on the disheartening retreat from Tennessee
and in the campaign in the Carolinas in 1865.
After the war he made his residence in California
Brigadier-General Robert Lowry
is a native of South Carolina
When a little child he was taken by his father on his removal to Perry
) county, Tenn.
, and afterward to Tishomingo county, Miss.
, and while yet in boyhood he went to Raleigh, Smith county, Miss.
, to live with his uncle, Judge James Lowry
When he reached manhood's estate he adopted the profession of law and soon rose to prominence.
He represented the people of his county in the lower house of the State legislature, and was then elected from his district to the senate of Mississippi
When the war began he entered the Confederate army as a private in Company B of the Sixth Mississippi infantry.
Upon the organization of the regiment he was elected its major.
At the battle of Shiloh Colonel Thornton
resigned because of wounds, and Major Lowry
was elected colonel and commissioned on the 23d of May, 1862.
He led this regiment at the battles of