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Remembering Captain Sally

The Captain Sally Tompkins Chapter UDC 2626 met recently to lay a wreath on the grave of Captain Sally Tompkins in her honor and memory. A Mathews native, Tompkins opened and operated Robertson Hospital in Richmond during the Civil War. She was commissioned as a captain in the Confederate Army. She died on July 25, 1916 and was buried with military honors at Christ Episcopal Church cemetery, on Williams Wharf Road, Mathews. Pictured from left at the grave are Sarah Kressaty, Theresa Denby, Marilyn Iglesias, Gwen Wood, Lydia Connelly and Diana Swenson.

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