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Honoring Captain Sally

Members of the Middle Peninsula Amateur Radio Club will again commemorate the life of Captain Sally Tompkins, CSA, by staging a special on-the-air event Saturday near her Mathews County birthplace. They will operate on Amateur Radio Frequencies, 3.950, 7.190, and 14.200 MHz from Williams Wharf Landing. The station W4HZL will be active from 9:30 a.m. until late afternoon to honor Mathews native Captain Sally on the 102nd anniversary of her death. She is buried nearby at Christ Episcopal Church and is best remembered for operating a private hospital in Richmond to treat the Civil War wounded, having one of the lowest death rates of any Union or Confederate hospital during the war. The public is invited to stop by the site and learn about amateur radio. Visit for more information. Here, Kenny Skirvin, Jerry Unverferth, Bill Conkling, Rob Jones, Mark Lowell, Will Hrachovina, Danny Wright and Will Grant, from left, are shown participating in a previous year’s on-the-air ...

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