3rd Regiment, Mississippi Infantry (State Troops)

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Brief History

[Owen's] Minute Men.

3rd (Owen's) Regiment was organized  August 7, 1862 as a unit of the Minute Men and was stationed at Grenada.

The Minute Men were organized in May 1862  under the order of Maj.-Gen. T. C. Tupper from militia companies in each county. The enlistment term was for six months. Although not mustered into the Confederate States services, they were still subject to orders of Confederate officers.  

  • The Mississippi Minute Men (State Troops) Internet site has a longer history taken from Dunbar Rowland's Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898. Scroll down to the unit of minute men you wish to view.
  • "Units of the Confederate States Army" by Joseph H. Crute, Jr. contains no history for this unit.

Regiment Companies with the County of Origin

Men often enlisted in a company recruited in the counties where they lived though not always. After many battles, companies might be combined because so many men were killed or wounded. However if you are unsure which company your ancestor was in, try the company recruited in his county first.


Company A - Yalobusha Home Defenders (raised in Yalobusha County)
Company B - Carroll County Defenders (raised in Carroll County)
Company C - Capt. Walker’s Company, aka "Walker’s Company, Carroll County Militia" (raised in Carroll County)
Company D - Capt. Barksdale’s Company (raised in Yalobusha County)
Company E - Capt. Mitchell’s Company (raised in Yalobusha County)
Company F - Holmes County Minute Men [Tradewell’s] (raised in Holmes County)
Company G - Holmes County Minute Men [Kyles’] (raised in Holmes County)
Company H - Choctaw Company No. 2 (raised in Choctaw County)
Company I - Choctaw Company No. 1 (raised in Choctaw County)
Company K - Calhoun Minute Men (raised in Calhoun County)

Source Material

  • Rowland, Dunbar, Military History of Mississippi, 1803-1898: taken from the Official and statistical register of the State of Mississippi, 1908 (Spartanburg, South Carolina: Reprint Company).

  • Howell, H. Grady, For Dixie Land, I’ll Take My Stand!: A Muster Listing of All Known Mississippi Confederate Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines (Chickasaw Bayou Press, 1998).