From the Cannon County Courier
A number of Texas Rangers lost thei rlives in and around Woodbury.
A pathetic instance revealed itself some twenty five years ago in connection with the Texas Rangers. One of them, D. Rugely, was wounded unto death above Woodbury. He was carried into the home of Mr. Elkins, and was nursed for a day or two by S. J. Elkins. His grave was marked by a crude native slab with his name chiseled thereon. Forty five years later Mr. Elkins inserted a brief account of the incident in the Confederate Veteran of Nashville. An immediate inquiry came from Texas, and a reply thereto confirmed the identity of a long lost soldier and brother, and two elegant gray-haired sisters journeyed all the way to Cannon County to mark the grave of a brother, and to shower their blessings on the man who had ministered to him in his last hours.
Of the eight hundred from Cannon County, who offered their all in the cause of their beloved Southland, not one remains.