Martinsburg in Berkeley County, West Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Site of Belle Boyd Home
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. Touch 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. ¼ mile away); General Adam Stephen House and Triple Brick Museum (approx. ¼ mile away); Avenue of Flags Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Civil War Martinsburg (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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
Also see . . . Belle Boyd, Confederate Spy. (Submitted on April 29, 2007.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 29, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 3,519 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2007, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.