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Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864

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Type: Diaries | Text | Text
Creator: Stone, Cyrena Bailey, 1830-1868
Title: Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864
Date: 1864 Jan.-1964 July
Description: The collection consists of a diary of Cyrena Bailey Stone written from January - July, 1864. The diary 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.

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

Also available on microfilm reel 1.

Cyrena Bailey Stone (1830-1868) was a teacher and Union sympathizer living near Atlanta, Georgia during the Atlanta Campaign of 1864.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868 | Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 | Confederate States of America | Atlanta Campaign, 1864 | Slaves--Georgia--Emancipation | Women--Georgia--Diaries | Atlanta (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons | Georgia | Atlanta (Ga.) | Fulton County (Ga.)
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, MS 1000. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, MS 1000. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg1000-001-001
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Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia