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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. General Johnston 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's division. General Lowrey went safely through the fierce battles of Franklin and Nashville, 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-Greneral Robert Lowry is a native of South Carolina. When a little child he was taken by his father on his removal to Perry (now Decatur) 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