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.
Geographic Location: Mathews County
Physical Description of Location: Westville, VA 23109. Located on State Route 611, less than 1/5 of a mile west of the junction of State Route 611 and New Point Comfort Hwy (Rt. 14). Marker is on the left when traveling west on State Route 611.
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