Belle Boyd

War Hero

Birthday May 9, 1844

Birth Sign Taurus

Birthplace Martinsburg, WV

DEATH DATE Jun 11, 1900 (56)

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About

Known as "Cleopatra of the Secession", she was a Confederate spy in the American Civil War who operated out of Virginia.

Before Fame

She was educated at the Mount Washington Female College at Baltimore.

Trivia

Before becoming a spy for the Confederate army she shot and killed a Union soldier for cursing at her mother.

Family Life

Her father operated a hotel in Front Royal, Virginia.

Associated With

She fed information about the Union Army to Confederate General Stonewall Jackson.