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New Bern in Craven County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Jones House

Confederate Jail

 
 
Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
1. Jones House Marker
Inscription. This house was built about 1809 for John Jones, owner of a local turpentine distillery, and the west wing was added about 1820. After the U.S. Army defeated Confederate troops in the Battle of New Bern on March 14, 1862, and occupied the town, military authorities used the house as a jail for Confederate Sympathizers. According to local tradition, Union soldiers confined the notorious Confederate spy Emeline Pigott here. An ardent supporter of the Confederate cause who had served as a nurse, Pigott smuggled confidential military information, personal letters, clothing, food, and other items through Union lines by hiding them underneath her hoop skirts. When arrested, she carried a heavy load of contraband, but Federal officials never convicted her of a crime. She was released from jail and lived out the remainder of her life at her home in Carteret County, near Beaufort.
 
Erected 2004 by North Carolina Civil War Trails.
 
Location. 35° 6.412′ N, 77° 2.697′ W. Marker is in New Bern, North Carolina, in Craven County. Marker is at the intersection of Eden Street and Pollock Street, on the left when traveling north on Eden Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Bern NC 28562, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least
Jones House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
2. Jones House and Marker
8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington's Southern Tour (a few steps from this marker); John Wright Stanly House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named John Wright Stanly House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tryon Palace (about 500 feet away); James Walker Hood (about 600 feet away); Attmore-Oliver House (about 700 feet away); George H. White (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Bern Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in New Bern.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Close up of image on Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
3. Close up of image on Jones House Marker
Confederate Spy Emeline Pigott. (photo provided for use on the marker courtesy of North Carolina Office of Archives and History)
Close up of image on Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
4. Close up of image on Jones House Marker
Jones House looking east, ca. 1880. (Photo provided for use on the marker courtesy of New Bern Fireman's Museum)
Another Jones House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., October 21, 2009
5. Another Jones House Marker
Built ca. 1808 by John Jones. Emeline Pigott, local Confederate spy, was imprisoned here by Union occupation forces.
This separate marker was placed by the Tryon Palace Historic Sites and Gardens.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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