Here is a little history of Sam Davis.
Sam Davis was a Confederate scout who was captured and
hanged by the Federals because he steadfastly remained loyal, refusing to rat on
his friends. Wrongfully, he was tried as a spy, even though he was in full Con-
federate uniform when captured.
Sam Davis was the son of a moderately wealthy planter, Charles Davis, whose
home was near Smyrna, TN. In 1860 Charles owned 53 slaves, raising cotton, corn,
potatoes, and other farm crops. Sam was the fifth of thirteen children. When Sam
Davis was hanged he became a martyr and hero for the Southern cause. The Davis
home is now owned by the State of Tennessee as an historic site. Sam Davis is buried
on the property in a family cemetery that also includes the tombs of his mother and father
and several other family members. One can only imagine the anguish this family suffered not only because of the loss of a son, but their entire way of life.
Here are the 2 quilts I entered.
Friday, September 9, 2011
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