sam davis home
the sam davis home is located 10 miles north of murfreesboro in smyrna tennessee. this middle class plantation was home to sam davis the "boy hero" of the confederacy. davis was recruted by the confederate scout forces early in the civil war. he was captured by the union near minor hill tennessee on november 20 th 1863. he was wearing a makeshift confederate uniform and was in possession of union battle plans. davis was arrested as a spy and was sentenced to die by hanging unless he was willing to divulge the name of the person who gave him the plans. davis stated that "i would rather die a thousand deaths than betray a friend". on november 27 th he was sent to the gallows in pulaski. until the end union officers begged davis to disclose his contact. davis replied "officer i have done my duty now do yours". the sam davis home is an excellent example of a pre civil war middle class plantation and is a very worth while side trip when visiting murfreesboro. the sam davis home is located at 1399 sam davis road in smyrna tennessee. see the attached web site for admission and times.