Memoir [1855-1867] of the author's childhood in Atlanta, GA, including Civil War and postwar references.
Cora Warren Beck was the daughter of Baptist minister Ebenezer W. Warren and grew up in Macon, Georgia. She is listed in the 1850 and 1860 census records.
The undated memoir, written during the author's later years, contains childhood impressions of Cora Warren Beck's homelife in Atlanta, Georgia. It appears that the memoir comprises her experiences during the years between 1855 and 1867.
Of particular interest is the period covering the Civil War and postwar years, during which time the author's family experienced Sherman's occupation of Atlanta (p. 12) and the economic hardships caused by the war.
Other entries of interest include Beck's accounts of two Negro folk songs (pp. 8-9), of conditions in a Union prison camp (p. 16), and of her brother's involvement in the movement of ex-Confederates to Mexico after the Civil War (p. 16).
Gift of Mr. Warren Beck, Jr.
Processed by L. Durham, February 1981
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