Confederate Nurse and Spy
North Carolina native Emeline Pigott offered her services to the Confederate Army as a spy. Single and 25 years old, Pigott hosted parties for local Union soldiers and gathered information about their plans. In the folds of her voluminous skirts she hid important papers and other contraband, which she later passed on to the local Rebels - until 1865, when she was arrested and jailed.
Image: Emeline Pigott and her home
Emeline Pigott was born in …Read More...