1900 – Famous Confederate Spy Dies in Wisconsin

On this date died while touring the Western states. One of the most famous of Confederate spies, Belle Boyd served the Confederate forces in the Shenandoah Valley. Born in Martinsburg, now part of West Virginia, she operated her spying operations from her fathers hotel in Front Royal, providing valuable information to Generals Turner Ashby and “Stonewall” Jackson during the spring 1862 campaign in the Valley. Jackson made her a captain and honorary aide-de-camp on his staff. Boyd died in Kilbourne, Wisconsin where she had gone to address members of a GAR post. She is buried in Spring Grove Cemetery in the Wisconsin Dells. [Source: ]