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Jubal A. Early

Date of Birth:      November 3, 1816
Hometown:         Franklin County, VA
Education:           West Point, 1837
Final Wartime Rank:    Lieutenant General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     March 2, 1894
Place of Death:    Lynchburg, VA
Buried At:           Lynchburg, VA

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Overland Campaign, Early's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign, Monocacy, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek

Interesting Fact(s):    Early, an 1837 West Point graduate, would fight the Seminoles in Florida, and would resign, shortly afterwards, to open a law office in Rocky Mount, VA.  He would vote against Virginia's secession.  After the outbreak of the Civil War, he would become the colonel of the 24th Virginia Infantry.  He would be promoted brigadier general, shortly after First Manassas.  Early would again be promoted, to lieutenant general, in May 1864, and would participate in all the major battles, of the Army of Northern Virginia, through the late summer, 1864.  He would take over temporary command, of Richard Ewell's 2nd Corps.  After the battle of Cold Harbor, Early would be on detached service, from the Army of Northern Virginia, while he campaigned against David Hunter's Federal army in the Shenandoah Valley.  At Monocacy, Early would defeat Lew Wallace's Division, pushing right to the defenses of Washington D.C.  Early would be defeated by Philip Sheridan's Cavalry Corps, at Winchester, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.  After Robert E. Lee's surrender, at Appomattox Court House, Early would make his way, to Mexico, while in disguise.  Later he would return to Lynchburg, where he would resume his law practice and attempt to ruin James Longstreet's military record.

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