The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959 Page: 390
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member and fellow of the Association, was the banquet speaker
at the annual meeting of the Nebraska State Historical Society at
Lincoln on September 27. His subject was "The Role of the
Arthur A. Michell, 12300 Rutland Avenue, Detroit 27, Mich-
igan, is seeking information concerning a tremendously interest-
ing person who led a most unusual career. The record published
under the title of Second Michigan Infantry, Civil War 1861-1865,
at Kalamazoo, Michigan, on page 170, indicates that Sarah E. E.
Seelye enlisted in Company F, on May 17, 1861. Miss Seelye, age
twenty, enlisted under the name of Franklin Thompson. "Thomp-
son" remained with "his" regiment through the Battle of Bull
Run and the Peninsular Campaign. By 1863 "Thompson" was in
Kentucky and contracted malarial fever. As her sex was about to
be disclosed, "Thompson" deserted, went to Ohio, and resumed
her identity as Sarah Seelye. In military service she had often
been employed as a spy back of Confederate lines. After resuming
her identity she served as a nurse and is reported to have writ-
ten a book entitled Nurse and Spy. An Act of Congress is said
to have been passed granting her a pension. She is supposed to
have removed to La Porte, Texas, and to have died there on
September 5, 1898, and further to have been buried under the
auspices of the Houston, Texas, Post of the Grand Army of the
Mr. Michell would like any possible information from Texas
regarding this soldier, nurse, and spy.
The University of Houston has announced the following ap-
pointments and staff changes in its department of history:
Edward Everett Dale, research professor emeritus at the University
of Oklahoma, appointed M. D. Anderson Professor of History.
Murray A. Miller, retired as professor and appointed professor
Allen J. Going, promoted to professor.
Charles A. Bacarisse and Jack A. Haddick, promoted to associate
Ronald F. Drew, Robert L. Ganyard, and Robert I. Giesberg, pro-
moted to assistant professor.
Mr. Warren Baxley, librarian of Sul Ross State College in
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Texas State Historical Association. The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 62, July 1958 - April, 1959, periodical, 1959; Austin, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth101173/m1/459/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Texas State Historical Association.