Home of a Spy
— Antietam Campaign —Isabelle "Belle" Boyd, the Confederate spy, lived here during part of her childhood. The ten-year-old and her family moved here in 1853 and left in 1858 for a dwelling (no longer standing) on South Queen Street. According to Boyd, when Union Gen. Robert Patterson's army occupied Martinsburg in July 1861, she escaped prosecution aftershe shotdead a soldier who invaded the Queen Street house and insulted her mother, Mary Glen Boyd.
|Series||This marker is part of the West Virginia Civil War Trails series|
|Placed By||Civil War Trails|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 at 1:36am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 245177 N 4371968|
|Decimal Degrees||39.45960000, -77.96180000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 27.576', W 77° 57.708'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 27' 34.56" N, 77° 57' 42.48" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||304, 540|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 126 E Race St, Martinsburg WV 25401, US|
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