Texas Ranger Captain's badge ... found in a garden in Navasota in 1999; a rare and sought-after collector's item, of historical value, estimated to be worth upwards to a thousand dollars. Not only was it a rare captain's badge, but it had the name of the Ranger Captain right on the front of it, that of M. E. Bailey. Bailey is known for having once captured four Mexican Revolutionary Generals, all at one time, who were in south Texas recruiting for Pancho Villa.
*CIVIL WAR NURSE ~ Miranda Sneed (nee Adkins; Feb. 17, 1809 - Aug. 22, 1878) and her husband, Sebron Graham Sneed Sr., arrived in Austin, Texas, in 1848. They were prominent in local politics and were strong supporters of secession in 1861. Their home served as a recruiting station for Confederate soldiers during the Civil War and later was used as a hospital for wounded soldiers.