Cyrena Bailey Stone diary

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Stone, Cyrena Bailey, 1830-1868
Title: Cyrena Bailey Stone diary
Dates: 1864
Quantity: 0.25 Linear feet
Coll. Number: ms1000

Biographical/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 Note

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.

Index 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.

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.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, ms 1000. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Original, 1864 View online.
Typescript View online.
Photocopy View online.