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Sunday, January 20, 2013

Sam Davis Museum - Pulaski, TN

Sam Davis Museum

Located in a National Historic District near the center of Pulaski, TN, the museum stands almost on the spot where the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy" was executed on November 27, 1863. Captured behind enemy lines with damaging information in his possession, Davis faced death by hanging rather than betray his source. The museum contains Civil War memorabilia as well as leg irons worn by young Sam Davis. The Museum is maintained by the Giles County Historical Society by Appointment Only. The actual spot of the execution is marked with a simple stone marker.

The day before I found this museum, which is tucked away in a residential neighborhood, I found a post card of this place in an antique store in the town of Cowan.

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