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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 (search)
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 Military officer; born in Franklin county, Va., Nov. 3, 1816; graduated from West Point in 1837, and served in the Florida war the same year. In 1838 he resigned his commission and studied law. In 1847 he served as a major-general of volunteers during the war with Mexico. He was appointed colonel in the Confederate service at the outbreak of the Civil War. He lost but two battles—one at Gettysburg, Jubal A. Early. when he commanded a division of Lee's army, and the second at Cedar Creek, where Sheridan arrived in time to rally his men after his famous ride. In 1888 he published a book giving the history of the last year of the Civil War, during which time he was in command of the Army of the Shenandoah. He died in Lynchburg, Va.., March 2, 189
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Fairbank, Calvin 1816-1898 (search)
Fairbank, Calvin 1816-1898 Clergyman; born in Pike, N. Y., Nov. 3, 1816; graduated at Oberlin College in 1844. He was an ardent abolitionist, and during 1837-39 aided twenty-three slaves to escape by ferrying them across the Ohio River. Later he freed others, bringing the number of those whom he had helped to escape up to forty-seven. In 1843 he heard of a nearly white slave-girl at Lexington who was to be sold at auction. In order to buy her freedom he raised $2,275, and had the promise of $25,000 more if required. He secured her liberty for $1,485, and took her to Cincinnati, where she was educated. In 1844, with Miss D. A. Webster, he opened the way for the escape of the Hayden family. For this offence he was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment, and Miss Webster to two years. He was pardoned in 1849. Later he was again detected in the violation of the Fugitive Slave Law, and sentenced a second time to fifteen years in prison at Frankfort, where he was cruelly treate