Friday, August 19, 2016

Restored Female Confederate Captain's Coat To Be Unveiled

From the July 18, 2016, Washington Times.  AP.

Again, this is what I definitely would prefer to be doing than the Confederacy Under Attack.  If those other people ever stop their attacks and bad-mouthing, perhaps I can get back to what I'd rather be doing.

Matthews, Virginia.  The Civil war coat owned by the only woman believed to have been commissioned by the Confederacy has recently been restored.

Sally Louise Tompkins' uniform coat was unveiled Saturday at Tompkins College in Matthews, Virginia.  She was born in 1833 and was a nurse commissioned by Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  She had already opened Robertson Hospital at the start of the war to aid the many wounded.

She was called the "Angel of the Confederacy" and her hospital had reportedly the lowest death rate of any hospital be it Confederate or Union.

She died in 1916.

--Old Secesh

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