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.
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- Maggiano, Ron. "Captain Sally Tompkins: Angel of the Confederacy". Organization of American Historians Magazine of History Winter 2002 issue. http://www.oah.org/pubs/magazine/publichistory/maggiano.html. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- "Sally L. Tompkins". Ohio State University eHistory. http://ehistory.osu.edu/world/PeopleView.cfm?PID=77. Retrieved August 2, 2009.
- Faust, Patricia L. (ed (1986). The Historical Times Encyclopedia of the Civil War. Harper Collins. ISBN 0-06-181261-7.
- "Sally Louisa Tompkins. 1833-1916". Shotgun's Home of the American Civil War. http://www.civilwarhome.com/tompkinsbio.htm.