- For other persons with similar names, see Samuel Davis (disambiguation), Sammy Davis (disambiguation) and Sam Davies (disambiguation).
Sam Davis (October 6, 1842 — November 27, 1863) is called the Boy Hero of the Confederacy. He was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee. He served in various combat roles in the Confederate army in 1861 through 1863 during the American Civil War. As a Confederate courier, he was captured around November 20, 1863, and upon suspicion of espionage was executed by the Union Army after a captivity of only seven days.
By Dean Hanley
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