River to Chattanooga.
All through this important campaign he had charge of the secret-service orders and reports.
He has related how he always utilized soldiers of known intelligence, honor, and daring as spies, without extra compensation, and employed the cavalrymen of Wheeler, Morgan, and Forrest
Belle Boyd—a famous secret agent of the Confederacy
This ardent daughter of Virginia ran many hazards in her zeal to aid the Confederate cause.
Back and forth she went from her home at Martinsburg, in the Valley, through the Federal lines, while Banks, Fremont, and Shields were trying in vain to crush Stonewall Jackson and relieve Washington from the bugbear of attack.
Early in 1862 she was sent as a prisoner to Baltimore.
However, General Dix, for lack of evidence, decided to send her home.
This first adventure did not dampen her ardor or stop her activities.
Since she was now well known to the Federals, her every movement was watched.
In May she started to visit relatives in