Sam Davis

Sam Davis (October 6, 1842 – November 27, 1863) was a Confederate soldier executed by Union forces in Pulaski, Tennessee during the American Civil War.wikipedia
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Montgomery Bell Academy

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He attended local school in Smyrna, Tennessee, and was educated at the Western Military Institute—now Montgomery Bell Academy—from 1860–61.
It is the successor to two well-known schools, the Western Military Institute, which Sam Davis, the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy", attended, and the former University of Nashville.

Smyrna, Tennessee

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He attended local school in Smyrna, Tennessee, and was educated at the Western Military Institute—now Montgomery Bell Academy—from 1860–61.
One of the major events of the war for the town involved the Confederate States hero Sam Davis, who, after being charged with spying, gave up his life instead of giving any information to the Union Army.

Minor Hill, Tennessee

Minor Hill
He was captured near Minor Hill, Tennessee, on November 20, 1863, having been detailed for special, hazardous duty within the Union lines of occupation around Nashville.
On November 19, 1863, during the Civil War, Confederate scout Sam Davis was captured at Minor Hill.

Western Military Institute

He attended local school in Smyrna, Tennessee, and was educated at the Western Military Institute—now Montgomery Bell Academy—from 1860–61.
Sam Davis, "Boy Hero of the Confederacy", attended the Western Military Institute from 1860 to 1861.

Pulaski, Tennessee

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''"Father, you can send after my remains if you want to do so. They will be at Pulaski, Tenn. I will leave some things with the hotel keeper for you."
In 1863, Confederate courier Sam Davis was hanged in Pulaski by the Union Army on suspicion of espionage.

Grenville M. Dodge

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Imprisoned in Pulaski, which at that time was a garrisoned Union town under command of General Grenville M. Dodge, Davis faced charges of espionage and steadfastly refused to reveal the names of his informants.
Dodge's network also led to the capture of Confederate spy Sam Davis, who was known as the "Nathan Hale of the Confederacy" and also as the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy."

Sam Davis House (Smyrna, Tennessee)

Sam Davis House
Each year, thousands of visitors including many schoolchildren visit the Sam Davis House outside Smyrna, which for over eighty years has been operated as a private nonprofit by the Sam Davis Memorial Association.
The Sam Davis House is a historic house in Smyrna, Tennessee, U.S.. It is now a museum to the memory of Confederate soldier Sam Davis.

Sam Davis Statue

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The Sam Davis Statue is a historic bronze statue of Sam Davis, the "Boy Hero of the Confederacy," outside the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.

Confederate Medal of Honor (Sons of Confederate Veterans)

Confederate Medal of Honor
The Sons of Confederate Veterans posthumously awarded Davis their Confederate Medal of Honor, created in 1977.
Pvt. Sam Davis

Hero

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He is popularly known as the Boy Hero of the Confederacy although he was 21 when he died and became a celebrated instance of Confederate memorialisation in the late 1890s and early 1900s eulogised by Middle Tennesseans for his valor and sacrifice.

Rutherford County, Tennessee

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Born October 6, 1842, in Rutherford County, Tennessee, he was the oldest son of Charles Lewis Davis and Jane (Simmons) Davis.

Bushrod Johnson

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While there he came under the influence of headmaster and future Confederate General Bushrod Johnson.

American Civil War spies

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He was recruited by Confederate scout forces early in the Civil War.

Cheat Mountain

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He signed up as a private in the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and his regiment marched off to war first at Cheat Mountain, next in the Shenandoah Valley, then at Shiloh and Perryville.

Shenandoah Valley

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He signed up as a private in the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and his regiment marched off to war first at Cheat Mountain, next in the Shenandoah Valley, then at Shiloh and Perryville.

Battle of Shiloh

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He signed up as a private in the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and his regiment marched off to war first at Cheat Mountain, next in the Shenandoah Valley, then at Shiloh and Perryville.

Battle of Perryville

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He signed up as a private in the First Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and his regiment marched off to war first at Cheat Mountain, next in the Shenandoah Valley, then at Shiloh and Perryville.

Coffin

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As he was trundled along to the hanging site atop his own coffin, Union soldiers alongside the bumpy wagon road shouted out their entreaties for his cooperation, lest they have to watch the grim execution.

Samuel R. Watkins

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Aytch, published in the early 1880s, Private Sam Watkins recalled that in 1864 that his regiment had assembled to watch the hanging of two young Yankee spies, eager to see the condemned men suffer because "they had hung one of our regiment at Pulaski -- Sam Davis."

Sumner Archibald Cunningham

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The Sam Davis story became part of a broader social memory only in the mid-1890s and chiefly through the efforts of Sumner Archibald Cunningham, the founding editor of Confederate Veteran magazine.

Confederate Veteran

The Sam Davis story became part of a broader social memory only in the mid-1890s and chiefly through the efforts of Sumner Archibald Cunningham, the founding editor of Confederate Veteran magazine.

Jefferson Davis

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After the war he worked as a newspaperman before becoming the general agent for the Jefferson Davis Memorial Fund after the former Confederate president's death in 1889.