Civil War Spies: Belle Boyd

Belle Boyd got her start as a spy in Martinsburg, Virginia, at the age of 17. In 1862, the "Cleopatra of the Secession" obtained - and risked her life to deliver -- information that may have been pivotal to the outcome of the Battle of Front Royal.

By Brady-Handy Photograph Collection (Library of Congress, Public Domain)

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. civil war, U.S. history, American history, Spies, 19th century, American Civil War