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Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Belle Boyd Home

 
 
Site of Belle Boyd Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
1. Site of Belle Boyd Home Marker
Inscription. Famous Confederate Spy. Here on July 4, 1861, Belle Boyd, at the age of 17, shot and killed a Union soldier. She was imprisoned on several occasions as a result of her later spying activities.
 
Location. 39° 27.135′ N, 77° 57.917′ W. Marker is in Martinsburg, West Virginia, in Berkeley County. Marker is on South Queen Street (West Virginia Route 9), on the left when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Martinsburg WV 25401, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boydville (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gen. Adam Stephen (approx. 0.3 miles away); General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum (approx. 0.3 miles away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Martinsburg.
 
Regarding Site of Belle Boyd Home. A band of drunken Union soldiers burst into the Boyd home on July 4, 1861, to raise the U. S. flag over the house. One of the soldiers insulted her mother and Miss Boyd killed him with a pistol. A Federal Board of Inquiry exonerated her. Belle Boyd later spied for the Confederacy and delivered secret correspondence from Confederate
Site of Belle Boyd Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
2. Site of Belle Boyd Home Marker
President Jefferson Davis to the English Prime Minister.
 
Also see . . .  Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy. (Submitted on April 29, 2007.)
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
The Marker Is in Front of This House image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 28, 2007
3. The Marker Is in Front of This House
The Belle Boyd home is no longer standing, This Victorian is now on the site.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 3,443 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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