Belle Boyd (1844 - 1900) known as the "Siren of the South," and La Belle Rebelle" was the most popular confederate spy of the South during the Civil War. Belle was a courier for Generals Beauregard and Stonewall Jackson in which she used her excellent horsemanship and knowledge of the Shenandoah Valley in her espionage adventures. A Union officer said of her, "You are a rebel, and will do more harm to our cause than half the men could do".
Belle was imprisoned twice in Capital Prison in Washington D.C. and was arrested a total of six times before she fled to England where she married one of her former guards. It was there that she wrote her exciting autobiography, "Belle Boyd: In Camp and Prison", became an actress, and was widowed at the age of twenty-one. Returning to the U.S., she gave dramatic lectures on her Civil War exeriences dressed in Confederate gray and wearing a hat popularized by Jeb Stuart. Belle Boyd shares her lively tale in a drama with American songs from the civil war era.