Near Mathews in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Monument
Born at Poplar Grove, Mathews Co., VA.
November 9, 1833.
Died at Richmond, VA., July 25, 1916.
In grateful appreciation of her
services in maintaining the Roberston
Hospital at Richmond, VA., from 1861
to 1865, where 1300 soldiers were
tenderly cared for, this memorial
is erected by the Confederate
Veterans, and United Daughters of
the Confederacy. President Jefferson
Davis gave her a commission as Captain
of Cavalry, unassigned, in order that
because of its valuable work in
restoring so many men to the army,
this hospital should be under
"I was an hungered and ye gave me meat.
I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.
I was sick and ye ministered unto me."
St. Matthew 25 Chapter
Erected by United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Topics and series. This historical marker monument is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Science & MedicineWar, US Civil • Women. In addition, it is included in the United Daughters of the Confederacy series list.
Location. 37° 24.615′ N, 76° 20.119′ W. Marker is near Mathews, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker can be reached from Williams Wharf Road (Virginia Route 614) 0.4 miles west of New Point Comfort Highway (Virginia Route 14). This memorial is located in the Christ Church Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathews VA 23109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Kingston Parish (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Cricket Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Civil War In Mathews County (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mathews County Courthouse Square (approx. 1.8 miles away); Mathews County Confederate Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kingston Parish Glebe (approx. 2.1 miles away); Fitchett's Wharf (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mathews.
Credits. This page was last revised on December 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,386 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.