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Near Front Royal in Warren County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Belle Boyd and Jackson

 
 
Belle Boyd and Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
1. Belle Boyd and Jackson Marker
Inscription.  Near here Stonewall Jackson was met by the spy, Belle Boyd, and informed of the position of the Union troops at Front Royal, May 23, 1862. Jackson was advancing northward attempting to get between Banks’ army and Winchester.
 
Erected 1929 by Conservation & Development Commission. (Marker Number JD-1.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: War, US CivilWomen.
 
Location. 38° 54.03′ N, 78° 12.958′ W. Marker is near Front Royal, Virginia, in Warren County. Marker is on Stonewall Jackson Highway (U.S. 340) south of the northern entrance to Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Marker is at the entrance to the Skyline Caverns attraction. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10344 Stonewall Jackson Hwy, Front Royal VA 22630, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Belle Boyd (approx. 0.7 miles away); William E. Carson (approx. 0.9 miles away); Prospect Hill Cemetery (approx. 1.4 miles away); Mosby's Men (approx. 1.4 miles away);
Belle Boyd and Jackson Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, September 29, 2006
2. Belle Boyd and Jackson Marker
Warren County High School and Massive Resistance (approx. 1˝ miles away); Warren County Confederate Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away); The Warren County Courthouse (approx. 1.7 miles away); Warren County 9/11 Memorial (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Front Royal.
 
Regarding Belle Boyd and Jackson. This marker is one of several from a driving tour of the Front Royal Battlefield. The markers are listed in sequence on the Battle of Front Royal Virtual Tour by Markers link below.
 
Also see . . .
1. Belle Boyd, in Camp and Prison, Vol. 1. 1865 autobiography of Isabelle Boyd (1844–1900). Republished digitally by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Submitted on October 7, 2006.) 

2. Belle Boyd, in Camp and Prison, Vol. 2. (Submitted on October 7, 2006.)
3. Captain Belle Boyd, La Belle Rebelle. This website includes a photograph. (Submitted on October 7, 2006.) 

4. The Shenandoah Spy by Francis Hamit. First part in a serialized novel about Belle Boyd, famous as “The Rebel Spy” and “The Cleopatra of the Secession” and others in the Confederate Secret Service. On Amazon.com. (Submitted on October 7, 2006.) 
 
Additional keywords. General Thomas
Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
3. Thomas J. “Stonewall” Jackson
Published by Taylor & Huntington between 1861 and 1865.
J. Jackson, Colonel John R. Kenly, Major-General Nathaniel P. Banks
 
Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy image. Click for full size.
Library of Congress
4. Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy
Published between 1855 and 1865 - Brady-Handy Collection.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 7, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,199 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on July 30, 2012, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 7, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.   3, 4. submitted on September 23, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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