Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865

Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4

Houston, Texas

Past Activities of the Allied Orders

Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye Memorial and Grave Dedication Ceremony

wreathlayingclick to see full sizePhotos are courtesy Jim Sigler, From left to right on the top are: Vali Reyes, President of the Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1 as she lays a single red rose on the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye; Jana Marsh, Patriotic Instructor/Secretary of the Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1 as she lays the grapevine wreath and rose petals on the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye; and the bottom photo is of David LaBrot, Camp Commander of the Lt. Cmdr Edward Lea USN Camp #2 as he salutes the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye after he placed an evergreen wreath and a small flag on her grave-this coincided with the gun salute

The Grave Dedication service followed a 1917 GAR grave dedication service that was orchestrated by Camp Commander LaBrot. The members of the Lt. Cmdr Edward Lea U.S.N. Camp #2's color guard placed a canteen and a rifle at the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye, and then Camp Commander LaBrot placed an evergreen wreath and a small flag at the grave. This was followed by a military gun salute that was performed by members of the Edward Lea Camp, as the salute was taking place, Camp Commander LaBrot saluted the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye.

GARmarker_placedclick to see full sizePhoto on the top left and the bottom right are courtesy of Jim Sigler, the photo in the middle is of Sarah Emma Edmonds as she looked as Frank Thompson, Top photo from left to right are: Martha Class, President/Registrar/Webmaster of the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4 as she read the poem, The Knot of Blue and Gray that was written by Patricia Mullenix, PNP of the DUVCW; and Vali Reyes, President of the Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye Auxiliary #1] After the poem was read, the GAR Marker that also included an American Flag was placed in the ground next to the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye by Martha Class and Vali Reyes.

GARgrave_dedicationclick to see full sizeGroup photo of the members of the Edward Lea Camp is courtesy of Jim Sigler, [Group photo from left to right are: Sam Hampton, Senior Vice Commander; David LaBrot, Camp Commander; Gary White, Treasurer-Secretary; Jim Hackett, PCC; and Michael Lance, member/Editor of the Award winning Harriet Lane Newsletter

theEmmasclick to see full sizePhoto is courtesy Jim Sigler

Members of the Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1 from left to right are: Linda LaBrot, member; Jana Marsh, Patriotic Instructor/Secretary; Paige Anderson, Junior Auxiliary member; Vali Reyes, President; and Betty Hampton, member; and the Members of the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4 from left to right are: Martha Class, President/Registrar/Webmaster; Shari Muller, Historian; Susan Salm, PTP/Tent Council; Marilyn Sigler, member; and Patricia Wood, Chaplain

The Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1 and the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4 are both named for Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye, who served in the Civil War under the name Frank Thompson from 1861-1863. If you would like more information about her, or to see a group photo of the members of the Edward Lea Camp #2, Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4, and the Sarah Emma Seelye Auxiliary #1 together check out the second page of Our Civil War Heroine, Sarah Emma Edmonds page 2

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