Trail boss Gil Favor, often called Mr. Favor, is one of the main characters of the series Rawhide. As leader of a cattle drive crew, Favor, who is portrayed by Eric Fleming, is faced with a lot of different challenges throughout the series. He can always count on the men working for him and his men can always count on him.
During the Civil War, Favor fought with the Confederates. He was a Lieutenant under Colonel Millett and was at the Battle of Fredericksburg. Pete Nolan, who would go on to become scout for his cowboying crew, was there with him.