|Gary Hawley writes: "Below is what I have on the Macedonia Silver
Greys, I did a brief check and some of these men went on to serve in other
Men in the 851st G. M. district [southwest corner of county] organized themselves into a home guard company called the "Macedonia Silver Greys" at the Macedonia Baptist Church on May 18, 1861, with Thomas J. Pyles elected Captain; John A. Beck, 1st Lieutenant; R. B. Couch 2nd Lieutenant; and John Brooks, 3rd Lieutenant. Captain Pyle wrote the following letter on the same date to Adjutant General Wayne.
|Euharlee, Cass County Ga.
The citizens of the vicinity of Macedonia church having organized themselves into a company for home defense(being men mostly not subject to duty) and wishing arms of some sort (through me, their commander) most respectively solicit you to send them swords and pistols for mounted men if you can. If not expedient to do so, send guns of some sort for about 30 men.
He later wrote:
|If you cannot furnish us with swords and pistols, we are desirous
to be supplied with some sort of arms for which (of course) we expect
and are willing to give bond for the forthcoming. I will inform you that
we all have accepted our commissions and have taken and subscribed to
the oath as required.
Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
Thos. J. Pyle, Captain of the Macedonia Silver Greys
|Everything that is within the letters above is a verbatim quote of the article. It was taken from a book which isn't named. There is a mention of Kingston, GA and a Mrs A. E. Johnson who was responsible for the war history of Kingston being preserved.|
The names on the list of voters for this company were:
|J Adams||W T Adams||J M Arnold||R M Arnold||John O Baker|
|John Beck||John Brooks||W H Boyd||Matthew Campbell||Wm Cooper|
|R B Couch||J T Dawson||John Dawson||C W Demsey||W P Demsey|
|C Dodd||P J Drummonds||S H Drummonds||W E Foster||Joshua Gibson|
|Thos Gore||Wm Gore||T D Hacket||Ewell Henderson||J S Henderson|
|J T Henderson||Marc W Hilliams||W T Hilliams||Jasper Hitt||L W Kay|
|R W Kay||Butler Kenady||J L Leak||B T Leek||Wm Ligon|
|J M Loveless||David Lowry||A J Lumpkin||Elijah Lumpkin||J M Lumpkin|
|W Lumpkin||Hillery Meeks (also Co B, 10th Batt, Georgia Calvary)||W S Meeks||R Melton|
|John S Owens||Obediah Owens||Joel Stone Quinn||H I Randal||John Robertson|
|John S Statchen||Joel Stone||Wm Stone||W G Stone||W H Thompson|
|W S Voingo||Wm S Voingo||F Whitaker||C H White||G (or T) M Young|
|Lewis J Ramsey (also Co B, 10th Batt, Georgia Calvary)||