Confederate MartyrThis is the Sam Davis Home, one of Tennessee's most significant Confederate memorial properties. Samuel ("Sam") Davis, born here in 1842, enlisted in the Rutherford Rifles (Co. I, 1st Tennessee Infantry) in 1861 and fought in western Virginia. After his enlistment expired, he returned home and joined Capt. Henry B. Shaw's Coleman's Scouts, Confederate cavalrymen who gathered information on Union troop movements. Federal authorities considered them spies. In November 1863, as Davis carried documents and newspapers to Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg, he was captured near Pulaski. Union Gen. Grenville M. Dodge, the future chief engineer of the Union Pacific Railroad, interrogated Davis and offered him freedom if Davis would divulge the name of the person who had supplied him with confidential reports from the Union camp in Pulaski. Davis refused, and Dodge ordered a quick military trial, which sentenced Davis to death. He was executed in Pulaski on November 27, 1863.
|Series||This marker is part of the Tennessee: Tennessee Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Tennessee Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 at 10:40pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||16S E 544974 N 3982457|
|Decimal Degrees||35.98551667, -86.50108333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 35° 59.131', W 86° 30.065'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||35° 59' 7.86" N, 86° 30' 3.90" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||615, 931|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1420 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna TN 37167, US|
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