The Mississippi 3rd (Owen's) Regiment Minute Men was organized August 7, 1862 as a unit of the Minute Men and was stationed at Grenada. At the end of theis service they were disbanded.
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.
Col. W. J. Owens.
No roster of this unit has been found.
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