Historic Markers Across Tennessee



Mark Perrin Lowery ~ Dec. 30, 1828 - Feb. 27, 1885



Marker ID: THC 4C 24
Location: U.S. 45W, McNairy County, .75 mile south of Chester County line
County: McNairy
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Waymark: None
 



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Born 4.3 mi. east, he moved to Mississippi in 1845. Enlisted in 2nd Mississippi Volunteers for Mexican War. In 1861, initially commanding the 4th Mississippi Militia, he became colonel, 32nd Mississippi Infantry, CSA, in 1862 and a brigadier general in 1863. His brigade was part of Cleburne's Division, Army of Tennessee. Resigned commission March 14, 1865. Founded Blue Mountain Female Institute in 1873 and was president until his death at Middleton, TN. He is buried in Blue Mountain, Miss.