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Object Name Pin
Catalog Number 0985.13.00001c
Description A square of maroon velvet (2 1/8" x 1 7/8") with a metal belt slide sewn onto it and a pin with "Captain Sally L. Tompkins / 1861-1865" written around image of Tompkins (.1c) was found in the reticule (.1a).
Owned Sally L. Tompkins
Owner Regiment Robertson Hospital
Provenance Capt. Sally Tompkins used this reticule and belt during her tenure as Administrator/Director of Richmond's Robertson Hospital. She was the only woman who received an officer's commission from the Confederacy.
People Tompkins, Sally Louisa
Search Terms Robertson Hospital
Richmond hospitals
Richmond, Virginia
Subjects Medical care
Medical equipment & supplies
Medical personnel