George E. Dorrill, Company E, 5th Mississippi Infantry

My Great-Grandfather, George E. Dorrill, was in Company E of the 5th Mississippi at Franklin, Tennessee. It was also in General Mark Perin Lowery’s Brigade.

He was known as “the Fighting Preacher. After the war, he founded Blue Mountain College for females, at Ripley. He was also president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention for ten years.

There are no biographies of General Lowery, but Dr. Andy Kennedy did his Doctors Disertation on General Lowery at Mississippi State in the 1970s.

Submitted by George Dorrill

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One Response to George E. Dorrill, Company E, 5th Mississippi Infantry

  1. Clay M. Townsend says:

    My great great grandfather was Col. John Weir of the 5th Miss. I look forward to exploring this excellent site more. Our family, even my very knowledgable great aunt in Weir, Mississippi, was never ever to tell me about the Colonel’s wounds or capture. Any info is appreciated.

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