Boyd, Belle


This Belle Boyd mug is part of our collection of Civil War biographical mugs.  An image of Belle Boyd and a short biography are features of this history mug.

Small Mug, 11 oz.

Large Mug, 15 oz.

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Belle Boyd, also known as the “Cleopatra of the Secession,” was a well-educated debutant who attended Mount Washington Female College in Baltimore.  Her father was a Confederate soldier.  Isabella Boyd worked as a spy operating out of a hotel in Front Royal, Virginia.  She kept Confederate flags in her room, and in 1861 she killed a Union soldier who hung a Union flag outside her house.  She was exonerated of the killing but was kept under observation.  Belle was arrested three times as a spy and sentenced to death once, but she always managed to be released or exchanged.  Belle was married three times.  After the war, she became an actress who toured the country giving lectures on her life as a Civil War spy.

This Belle Boyd mug is part of our Civil War Series profiling participants in the War Between the States.  Thousands of Confederate and Union soldiers fought in battles such as Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Cold Harbor and Petersburg.  We honor their sacrifices by telling their stories.

The content on the mugs is crafted for a stunning visual experience and to inspire an interest to learn more about history.  Robert Compton, who developed HistoryMugs, colorized the hundred-year-old photographs in order to bring the individuals back to life.  Biography and images are designed and printed in Bristol, Vermont, USA.

  • 11 oz. mug:  3.75” H x 3” D
  • 15 oz. mug:  4.5″ H x 3.25″ D
  • Mugs are premium hard coated ceramic, which are food and microwave safe.
  • To preserve photographic quality we recommend hand washing.
  • Mugs are usually shipped within 3-5 days.
  • Shipping charges drop dramatically on orders of 8 or more.


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