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Cyrena Bailey Stone diary

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary

Descriptive Summary

Title: Cyrena Bailey Stone diary
Creator: Stone, Cyrena Bailey, 1830-1868
Inclusive Dates: 1864
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet 1 box
Collection Number: ms1000
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Cyrena Bailey Stone (1830-1868), maiden name Cyrena Ann Bailey, was born in East Berkshire, Vermont to Phinehas Bailey and Janette MacArthur Bailey. She was a teacher and Union sympathizer living near Atlanta, Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a diary belonging to Cyrena Bailey Stone, written from January-July 1864, includes descriptive accounts of life in the South during the Civil War, slaves reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation and the probable fall of the Confederacy, prices for food and clothing, visits to prisons and hospitals, preparations of fortifications, shellings and cannonadings, falsified reports in Southern newspapers, diatribes towards leaders of the Confederacy especially Howell Cobb and Jefferson Davis, the fall of towns such as Tunnel Hill, Dalton, and Resaca (Ga.), and the evacuation of Atlanta.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, ms1000, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

The Cyrena Bailey Stone diary is also known as "Miss Abby's Diary".

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Atlanta (Ga.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Atlanta Campaign, 1864.
Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868
Confederate States of America
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals.
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons.
Slaves -- Emancipation -- Georgia.
Women -- Georgia -- Diaries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Original, 1864 Access Online
1Typescript Access Online
1Photocopy Access Online