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First-person history

Members of the Augustine Warner chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, welcomed “Polly,” a slave who lived on the Rosewell Foundation during the 18th century, to the chapter’s January meeting. Polly, portrayed by Katrina Brown, executive director of the Rosewell Foundation, shared the story of her life at Rosewell. Those attending included, from left, Betsy Aldrich, Elizabeth Bonnar, Bonnie Daughtry, Christella Arehart, Winona Pearson, Olivia Tautkus, Kathryn Loveland, Joan Newill, Brown, Judy Cannon, Kathy Enes, Ashley Fletcher, Della Garrett and Anne Page. At this month’s meeting, the chapter will be visited by a person portraying Capt. Sally Tompkins, the only female commissioned officer in the Confederacy during the Civil War. Captain Sally, called the “Angel of the Confederacy,” will share her experiences sponsoring a hospital and caring for the wounded in Richmond. The meeting will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Abingd...

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