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he fight at Nance's Shop. A singular case of retribution took place in the fight of the 24th ult., in Charles City county. That gallant young soldier, J. Lucius Davis, Jr., (son of the veteran cavalry officer of the same name,) who was killed in the storming of Sheridan's entrenchments, came to his death in the following mannh his comrades, he rushed to the charge, the order was given to lie down, to avoid the first volley from the enemy. All the men obeyed with the exception of young Davis, who only fell on one knee, so that when the order was given to continue the charge he was of course first on his feet, and sprang off crying to his comrades, "Loohouts of victory, so that escape was impossible. He threw down his arms and cried, "I surrender," in a voice of terror and dismay. One of our boys replied with emphasis, "I never take prisoners," and placing his carbine against the fellow's head, blew his brains out. The avenger was a member of the same company as young Davis.