Resignation of Sheriff Marshbourne

Resignation of Sheriff Marshbourne

May 6, 1862

Resignation of Sheriff Marshbourne

On May 6, 1862 Fayette County Sheriff Sam Marshbourne went to the Fayette County courthouse and resigned as sheriff. Caught up in the patriotic Fervor of the South, he had these words recorded in the official minutes of the Inferior Court:

“To the honorable Inferior Court of Fayette County, Ga. greetings: I do hereby tender to you may resignation as sheriff of Fayette County for reasons known to you all; as a volunteer to assist driving back the Northern vandals from our young but noble Confederacy.”


By John Lynch

Sources: Minutes of the Inferior Court of Fayette County Georgia May 6, 1862

The Dorman-Marshbourne Letter

Scarlett’s Neighbors

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