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Ham radio event

Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will be operating a special event to honor Mathews’s famous daughter, Capt. Sally L. Tompkins, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Williams Wharf Landing. Information about this historic site as well as the history of Captain Sally’s heroic efforts during the Civil War will once more be shared with the ham radio fraternity worldwide. Between 1862 and 1865 she treated 1,334 ill and wounded soldiers losing only 73 with an overall very low mortality of 5.5 percent in the home of Judge John Robertson in Richmond that became known as Robertson Hospital. While observing COVID-19 precautions, the public is invited to attend. More information is available at and Above, club members Barbara Ettner, and Bobby Forrest make contacts at a previous year’s event at Williams Wharf.

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