A general history of the Minute Men is found with the 1st Infantry Regiment Minute Men.
This regiment was organized 11 August 1862, at Camp Tupper, Hinds County. It was also known as Quinn's Regiment.
The regiment is reported in the returns of January, 1863, as 106 present effective, with Hebert’s Brigade; same in February and March.
The Second Regiment and Second and Fourth Battalions, State Troops, Major H.F. Cook, commanding, were reported as 96 present, 648 absent, Station Milldale; April 15, 1863, Maj. J.D. Fairley, commanding.