Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865
History of the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent
National President Pat Mullenix signing the Tent Charter.
On Sunday, February 11, 2007, the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4 of Houston, Texas was chartered during the reenactment of the Battle of El Camino Real in Madisonville, Texas. National President Patricia Mullenix, dressed in period clothing, conducted the Chartering Ceremony and the Installation of Officers amid the boom and rattling of gunfire taking place on a field near her sutlers tent, "The Ladies Parlor", thus creating a first time a DUVCW Tent made its start in a tent during a civil war reenactment. The six inductees present, flinched from time to time as the battle drew closer to the tents.
Prior to the chartering ceremony, a meeting was held on January 27, 2007 on a cold and rainy day at the Tracy Gee Community Center in Houston, Texas, to lay the foundations for the first Houston Tent. The 5 sisters who were present that day were, Susan Salm, Martha Class, Sheryl Parker, June Anderson Bates, and Patricia Wood
March 10, 2007, was the closing of our Charter with a membership of nineteen Charter members, nine of whom were at the meeting on March 10.
On February 4, 2017, members of the Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent #4, accompanied by members of the Lt Cmdr. Edward Lea Camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, met at the grave of Sarah Emma Edmonds Seelye. The event was scheduled to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the chartering of Tent. In period uniforms, members of the camp presented the colors and fired a salute over the grave and members of the tent placed roses on the grave of Mrs. Seelye and other Civil War veterans also buried in the plot
The Sarah Emma Edmonds Detached Tent meets August, November, February and April on the first Saturday of the month at 10:00AM. Meetings are generally held at a local church in west Houston. Meetings include: social time, business of the tent, ancestor minute and program. If you would like to attend a meeting or get more information, please contact us.