Sergeant Owen L. Conerly, Co. E, 33rd Mississippi Infantry, CSA

1830

  • September 15: Owen Lewis Conerly was born in Pike County, MS to Cullen and Lavisa Conerly.

1850 

  • August 31: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Pike County, MS showed 19 year old Owen, a student, living with his parents and siblings. His father, Cullen, was a prosperous farmer and owned 17 slaves. Cullen Conerly also owned a sawmill, a grist mill and a cotton gin.

(Between 1850-60) Owen married Saleta Warner.

1860 

  • July 11: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Washington Parish, LA showed Owen, a farmer, living with his wife and children.

1862 

  • May 4: Owen L. Conerly enlisted in the C.S. Army in Holmesville, Amite County, MS.
  • March 10 – August 31: Company Muster Roll. Present. Remarks “Bounty due.”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Present.

1863 

  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • May & June: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent in detached service”
  • September & October: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Absent on detached service”
  • November & December: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “On detached service”

1864 

  • March & April: Company Muster Roll. Absent. Remarks “Detached Aug 16 1863 by circular order 4 Genl Johnston 4 months pay due”
  • July & August: Company Muster Roll. Present.
  • November 30: Owen was killed in action at the Battle of Franklin. He was buried at the McGavock Confederate Cemetery in Franklin. Plot 47, Grave 386.