Jubal Early

Jubal Anderson Early (1816 - 1894)

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Gen. Jubal Anderson Early
Born in Franklin County, Virginia, United Statesmap
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Died in Lynchburg, Virginia, United Statesmap
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2nd Lt Jubal Anderson Early
General Jubal Anderson Early was born on 3 Nov 1816 in Franklin County, Virginia, United States, the son of Joab Early, a veteran of the War of 1812, and Ruth (Hairston) Early. He was the great grandson of Colonel Jeremiah Early who fought in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolutionary War. Jubal Anderson Early fought in the Seminole Wars as well as the Mexican American War, in which he served as a Major with the 1st Virginia Volunteers from 1847–1848. He served in the Virginia House of Delegates from 1841–1843. He was also a practicing lawyer. But Jubal Anderson Early is known for his valiant efforts on behalf of the Confederate States of America.

Jubal was a Confederate General in the American Civil War, earning the nickname "Old Jubilee". He served in the Eastern Theater of the war for the entire conflict, as a division commander under Stonewall Jackson and Richard Stoddert Ewell, and in later actions commanded a corps. He was the Confederate commander in key battles of the Valley Campaigns of 1864, including a daring raid to the outskirts of Washington, D.C.

Gen. Jubal Early served in the United States Civil War.
Enlisted: 1861
Mustered out: April 9, 1865
Side: CSA
Regiment(s): Confederate Army General

Rather than surender with the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered on April 9, 1865, General Early escaped to Texas by horseback disguised as a farmer. He expected to find a Confederate force still holding out there, but was disappointed. He the sailed to Cuba and Canada. While living in Toronto, he wrote his memoir, A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence, in the Confederate States of America, which focused on his Valley Campaign. The book was published in 1867.

Early was pardoned in 1868 by President Andrew Johnson, but still remained an "unreconstructed rebel". In 1869, he returned to Virginia and resumed the practice of law and spent time writing.

The articles he wrote for the Southern Historical Society in the 1870s established the Lost Cause point of view as a long-lasting literary and cultural phenomenon. The beliefs endorse the virtues of the antebellum South, viewing the American Civil War as an honorable struggle for the Southern way of life, which some historians say facilitated the reunification of the North and the South. [1][2] For all of those in the South who suffered greatly during the war, it allowed a sense of dignity and honor despite defeat. This is his lasting legacy.


  1. The Lost Cause by Caroline E. janney, Encyclopedia Virginia, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 2009
  2. The Myth of the Lost Cause and Civil War History Gary W. Gallagher and Alan T. Nolan, eds. (2000), Indiana UP. p. 28.

See also:

  • Wikipedia Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early
  • The Family of Early Author: Ruth Hairston Early. Publisher: Lynchburg, Va, Brown-Morrison. Page: 107 & 108.
  • Gallagher, Gary W. Jubal A. Early, the Lost Cause, and Civil War History: A Persistent Legacy (Frank L. Klement Lectures, No. 4). Milwaukee, WI: Marquette University Press, 1995. ISBN 0-87462-328-6.

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General Jubal Anderson Early CSA
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2nd Lieutenant Jubal Anderson Early
2nd Lieutenant Jubal Anderson Early

Confederate General Jubal Early, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front
Confederate General Jubal Early, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing front


On 24 Oct 2016 at 23:50 GMT Paula J wrote:

Also, I think I need help outlining his military history. I gave it a try. I also would like your opinion on a photo. I lik the one Wikipedia has but would like your opinion.

On 24 Oct 2016 at 23:46 GMT Paula J wrote:


Could you please set up the template for this profile? I never know how when they are this high ranking. Thanks!

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