Belle Boyd - Martinsburg, WV
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Markerman62
N 39° 27.644 W 077° 57.750
18S E 245121 N 4372096
Marker erected in 2016 for this female spy for the Confederacy.
Waymark Code: WM16PVB
Location: West Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 09/12/2022
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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One of the most noted female spies for the Confederacy, Boyd was born in Martinsburg in 1844. After she killed a Union soldier in 1861 who was threatening her mother, Belle began spying on local Union troops. Her efforts at the Battle of Front Royal, according to Boyd, led Gen. Stonewall Jackson to name her as his honorary aide-de-camp. She died in Wisconsin in 1900 while in tour.
Marker Title: Belle Boyd

Marker Location: On North Queen Street at East Commerce Street, Martinsburg

County or Independent City: Berkeley County

Web Site: [Web Link]

Marker Program Sponsor: West Virginia Archives and History

Marker Number: Not listed

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