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Captain Sally remembered

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of her death, Capt. Sally Tompkins was remembered in a pair of ceremonies in Mathews County last week. Above, Marilyn Iglesias (in period dress), president of the Capt. Sally Tompkins chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, addresses the approximately 50 people who attended last Thursday’s graveside service at Christ Church Cemetery on Williams Wharf Road. The brief service included the presentation of colors by a group of reenactors from the 56th Virginia Infantry and the laying of wreaths by the UDC chapter and the Lane-Armistead Camp of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. On Saturday morning, roughly the same number of people attended the unveiling of Capt. Sally Tompkins’s newly restored coat in a Mathews County Historical Society program at Tompkins Cottage. Among those in attendance were several Tompkins family descendants, including (bottom photo from left): Ann Darsk, Ben Tompkins, Harrison Tompkins, Taylor Tompkins...

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