Historical society to host ‘Our Dearest of Captains’

Marilyn Iglesias portrays Sally Tompkins.

The Northumberland County Historical Society recently announced its spring program for 2:30 p.m. April 7 at Ball Memorial Library and Museum, 86 Back Street, Heathsville. Marilyn Iglesias will present “Our Dearest of Captains,” a one-woman show on Sally Tompkins, Confederate Civil War nurse.

Although originally from California, retirement allowed Iglesias to move to Virginia and to pursue her life-long interest in all things pertaining to the Civil War. She has traced her Southern heritage to the 1600s and now understands…