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|2nd Lt Jubal Anderson Early|
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.
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.  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.
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