|Creator:||Stone, Cyrena Bailey, 1830-1868|
|Title:||Cyrena Bailey Stone diary|
|Quantity:||0.25 Linear feet (1 microfilm reel)|
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.
The 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.
The Cyrena Bailey Stone diary is also known as "Miss Abby's Diary".
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.
Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, MS 1000. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.