Civil War Marker
Tennessee was the last Confederate state to secede and the first to rejoin the union. Nonetheless, the Civil War had a lasting effect on Shelby County. For one thing, it brought slavery to an end. It also left lasting physical and emotional scars on the area and its residents. Property was damaged and destroyed in battles and skirmishes that took place nearby.James Baxter Davies fought for the Confederacy from June 1862 until the end of the war in 1865. His sister-in-law, Frances Anna Vaughn Davies successfully defended her property from a Union soldier with a butcher knife.
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Beginning Tuesday, May 19, the Davies Manor log-house museum will be open for appointment-only tours between the hours of noon and 4 p.m. Tours must be no larger than six people and will be subject to necessary spacing guidelines initiated by Davies Manor staff. The Hillwood event rental facility will also be open for small tours starting May 19. To schedule a time to tour either the museum or rental facility, please contact Cyndy Osborne at Hillwoodatdaviesmanor@gmail.com, or at (901) 386-2546. We appreciate your ongoing support of Davies Manor and look forward to the time we can safely reopen in full!