Sam Davis Museum
Sam Davis Avenue
Located in a National Historic District, the museum stands 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 dedication ceremony was held on November 27, 1950
exactly 87 years after the hanging. Officials even stayed true to the moment by holding the ceremony at
approximately 10:30 a.m.—the time of the Boy Hero’s hanging in 1863! Sam gained the respect & honor of soldiers
from both sides of the War Between the States for his bravery and courage. That sentiment is echoed today
through the representation on display in the museum. The museum contains Civil War memorabilia as well as the
leg irons said to have been worn by young Sam Davis during his imprisonment and during his execution.
Museum is open every 3rd Sunday (except Holiday’s) or by appointment with the Giles County Historical Society.
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