The Fayette Rifle Grays

The Fayette Rifle Grays


On May 27,1861 the first company of infantry for the War between the States was organized in Fayette County, Georgia. The company was known as the Fayette Rifle Grays and was officially designated as Company “I”, of the 10th Georgia regiment. Young L. Wooten was captain. A review of the company was held at the courthouse grounds with Colonel Mail M. Tidwell delivering the complimentary Speech. At that time, a flag that had been made in the Holliday House by several prominent ladies of Fayetteville was resented to Captain Woodson, who then passed it to John M. Dorsey the company’s flag-bearer. When the company later boarded a train at the car shed in Atlanta a Bible was presented to all the members by John D. Favor a wealthy planter of the county. Az band played patriotic music as they were boarding the train. They arrived in Virginia on June 7, 1861 and subsequently became members of General Robert E. Lee’s famed Army of North Virginia

Sources: Roster of Confederate Soldiers of Georgia,

The Dorman-Marshbourne Letters


By John Lynch


Source: The History of Fayette County 1821 – 1971 Carolyn Cary, Ed. 1977 Fayette County Historical Society

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