Belle Boyd: the Confederate spy straight out of Central Casting. Union authorities knew she spied. She passed along information to Stonewall Jackson’s troops by exploiting Victorian ideals about femininity. She married one of her captors, who subsequently died in mysterious circumstances. In a modern-sounding twist, she hit the lecture circuit after the war. The Belle Boyd Cottage, one of the oldest homes in Front Royal, tells her story.
Location: Front Royal
Image: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division