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Memorial service tonight for Capt. Sally Tompkins

Two Civil War commemorative groups will conduct a memorial service at 6 o’clock tonight at the grave of Capt. Sally Louisa Tompkins, who is buried in the Christ Episcopal Church cemetery, Williams Wharf Road, Mathews.

The service will mark the centennial of her death on July 25, 1916.

The Capt. Sally Tompkins Chapter, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Lane-Armistead Camp, Sons of Confederate Veterans, will conduct the service, which will include remarks by local UDC president Marilyn Iglesias, a color guard presented by the SCV chapter, and wreath-laying.

In preparation, members of the groups cleaned the burial plot and tombstone of Tompkins last Saturday, and planted flowers there, Iglesias said.

Restored coat

A second event to honor Tompkins takes place this Saturday: her newly conserved and restored coat will be unveiled at 11 a.m. at the Tompkins Cottage, adjacent to the historic Mathews Court Green. The coat dates from 1865, a release said.

Tompkins, a native of...

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