Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Sam Davis State Historic Site

The drive south on I-65 from Nashville to The Giles County Historical Society in Pulaski, Tennessee has a charm all it's own--even in January; its rich, undulating barren acreage-keeping secret its fruitful future.

Bruce, my husband, and fellow adventurer, and I drove the leisurely hour and a half stretch of highway to see the Sam Davis State Historic Site Monument and learn more about the life of young patriot and Confederate hero, Sam Davis.

We were given a friendly, thorough tour of the historic city and spent the afternoon enjoying three memorials erected in honor of twenty-one-year-old Sam Davis, his life and times. We understand, now, why he chose to be hanged rather than reveal the name of his commanding officer to the "Federals."

In the words of Sam Davis:

If I had a thousand lives, I would give them all here before I would betray a friend or the confidence of my informer?

The town of Pulaski is a gem. The historic district is, indeed, a study in 19th century architecture.