Sally Louisa Tompkins (November 9, 1833 – July 26, 1916) was a humanitarian, nurse, and philanthropist who privately sponsored a hospital to treat soldiers wounded in the American Civil War. When Confederate President Jefferson Davis instituted regulations requiring military hospitals be under military command, he commissioned Tompkins as a captain so that she could continue her work. She was the only woman officially commissioned as an officer in the Confederate States Army.[1][2]

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