February 22, 2013

The Belle Boyd Cottage

In Front Royal, VA
This historic building is famous because Belle Boyd lived here in 1862 when she rushed information to Stonewall Jackson as the Battle of Front Royal began. It's known as the Belle Boyd Cottage although it was actually the home of relatives and she only stayed there temporarily. 

Belle Boyd became famous as a Confederate spy and capitalized on this after the Civil War by writing a book and touring the country giving dramatic lectures on her adventures. There is also a house in Martinsburg called the Belle Boyd House where she lived for part of her childhood. 


  1. Hmmmm my History is lacking.. I never heard of Belle Boyd. I love visiting older homes though.

  2. That house looks like it was most likely a very GRAND house in its time.

  3. I knew about Belle Boyd, but I didn't know about this house. Thanks for the information.

  4. I love to visit Civil War sites. When we were in South Carolina over Christmas we saw many of them.

  5. Nice picture. It looks like a grand old house! :)


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