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Mathews in Mathews County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A.

1833-1916

 
 
Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
1. Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Marker
Inscription. Sally Tompkins, born at Poplar Grove 3 miles south of here, was the only woman granted a commission in the Army of the Confederacy. "Captain Sally" founded and directed Robertson Hospital in Richmond where over 1300 Confederate soldiers were cared for between 1861 and 1865. Her grave and monument are located in Christ Church Cemetery on Williams Wharf Road two miles to the south.
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation Historic Reources. (Marker Number N 84.)
 
Location. 37° 26.024′ N, 76° 19.307′ W. Marker is in Mathews, Virginia, in Mathews County. Marker is at the intersection of Church Street (Virginia Route 611) and Court Street (Virginia Route 1002) on Church Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mathews VA 23109, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mathews County Courthouse Square (here, next to this marker); Mathews County Confederate Monument (a few steps from this marker); Civil War In Mathews County (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Cricket Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Kingston Parish Glebe
Church St (facing east) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
2. Church St (facing east)
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Fitchett's Wharf (approx. 1.7 miles away); Captain Sally L. Tompkins, C.S.A. Monument (approx. 1.8 miles away); Kingston Parish (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mathews.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & MedicineWar, US Civil
 
Church St (facing west) image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, April 25, 2010
3. Church St (facing west)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,343 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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