Sam Davis Home works to increase support

Photo: WKRN
Photo: WKRN

SMYRNA, Tenn. (AP) – Despite major decisions to adjust its operations schedule and two leadership changes in a year's time, those working with and for the Sam Davis Home say the historic site's mission remains the same.

This month, as the home marks the 150th anniversary of Sam Davis' death, it will make a major push to resurrect support for a site that has watched its resources dwindle during the past decade.

The site is the family-home of Confederate scout Sam Davis, captured by Union soldiers in the 1860s and eventually hanged for refusing to divulge the name of a spy to save his own life.

A slate of events is set for the weekend prior to Nov. 27, the anniversary of Sam Davis' capture, trial and execution.

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