--Among the Yankee
"raiders" who created a stir in this city on the 2d of May was a Col. Davis
, of the State
New York cavalry, who was said to have ben familiar with every hog path in the slashes of Henrico
, and, of course, was invaluable to the Abolition thieves by whom they were led into and beyond our lines.
We see by the Northern
papers that this same Col. Davis
received his quarter in the late Culpeper
fight, and is now no more.
Some years since a family of mulatto boys, called Davis
, were sent from this section to New York to be raised and educated, and as two or three of them were well grown and intelligent, it is not at all improbable that this Col. Davis
was one of those very boys.
His mother was exceedingly bright, and those who remember the lads say that they passed very well for dark skin white persons.