Castle Godwin was used as a negro prison before the War and it was later a prison for women and a place for confinement of political or suspected spies and State prisoners. It was also known as McDaniel's Negro Jail.

John Minor Botts, Franklin Stearns, Burnham Wardwell and other Unionists were at separate times confined there. 

"Lumpkin's jail" appears to be a totally different building nearby.

Castle Godwin was bounded by Franklin, Lumpkin, and Union Streets.

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