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Anna McGonigal
Anna McGonigal • 1 year ago

Belle Boyd born May 9, 1844 was a Confederate spy. When Union soldiers came to the Boyd home to hoist a US flag in order to show solidarity Mary Boyd, Belle's mother spoke up stating, "every member of my household will die before that flag will be raised over us". A soldier addressed mother & daughter "in a language as offensive as it is possible to concieve," the daughter later wrote "I could stand it no longer..I drew out my gun & shot him.". This was only the beginning for Belle's spy career.

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