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Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Autobiographical sketch. (search)
d, but it was now too late to alter my plans. In the fall of 1838, I commenced the study of law in the office of N. M. Taliaferro, Esq., an eminent lawyer residing at the county seat of my native county, who some years afterward became a judge of the General Court of Virginia. I obtained license to practise law in the early part of the year 1840, and at once entered the profession. In the spring of the year 1841, I was elected by a small majority, as one of the delegates from the County of Franklin, to the Virginia Legislature, and served in the session of 1841 and 1842, being the youngest member of the body. In the following spring, I was badly beaten by my former preceptor in the law, who was a member of the Democratic Party, while I was a supporter of the principles of the Whig Party, of which Mr. Clay was the principal leader. My political opponent, though a personal friend, Mr. Taliaferro, held the position of prosecuting attorney in the circuit courts of several cou
Jubal Anderson Early, Ruth Hairston Early, Lieutenant General Jubal A. Early , C. S. A., Conclusion. (search)
hope of at least meeting an honorable death while fighting under the flag of my country. Before I reached that Department, Smith's army had also been surrendered, and, without giving a parole, after a long, weary and dangerous ride from Virginia, through the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas, I finally succeeded in leaving the country. Letter from General Lee. Hdqrs., C. S. Armies, 30th March, 1865. Lt.-General J. A. Early, Franklin co., Va. General,--My telegram will have informed you that I deem a change of commanders in your Department necessary; but it is due to your zealous and patriotic services that I should explain the reasons that prompted my action. The situation of affairs is such that we can neglect no means calculated to develop the resources we possess to the greatest extent, and make them as efficient as possible. To this end, it is essential that we should have the cheerful and hearty support of the pe
usly included), 10. battles. K. & M. W. battles. K. & M. W. John's Island, S. C. 1 Siege of Petersburg, Va. 16 Drewry's Bluff, Va. 22 Chaffin's Farm, Va. 16 Bermuda Hundred, Va. 20 Darbytown Road, Va., October 27, 1864 22 Cold Harbor, Va. 5 Fort Fisher, N. C. 21 Petersburg Mine, Va. 4 Place unknown 2 Present, also, at Siege of Suffolk; Petersburg Assault; Fort Anderson; Wilmington. notes.--Organized at Ogdensburgh from companies recruited in St. Lawrence and Franklin counties, and was mustered in September 29, 1862. Proceeding immediately to Washington, it remained on duty there until April 19, 1863, when it moved to Suffolk, Va. It participated in the campaign of Gordon's Division, up the Peninsula in June, and in the Maryland march, soon after Gettysburg. From Warrenton, Va., the regiment went to Morris Island, S. C., arriving there August 17, 1863. In the following May, the One Hundred and Forty-second returned to Virginia, and joined Butler's Army of
orps after the death of Lieutenant-General T. J. Jackson, being made lieutenant-general in May, 1863. He was prominent in all its battles, and at Groveton he lost a leg. After June, 1864, when his corps was sent to the Shenandoah valley under Lieutenant-General J. A. Early, he was in command of the defenses of Richmond until the evacuation of that city. He died at Spring Hill, Tennessee, January 25, 1872. Lieutenant-General Jubal Anderson Early (U. S.M. A. 1837) was born in Franklin County, Virginia, November 3, 1816, and served in the Seminole War of 1837, after which he resigned to take up the practice of law. In the Mexican War, he served as major of Virginia volunteers, and at the outbreak of the Civil War he entered the Confederate army as colonel, rising to the rank of lieutenant-general in May, 1864. He commanded a brigade at Bull Run, was wounded at Williamsburg, and had a division at Antietam and afterward. He had temporary command of both the Second and Third corps
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
Hon. J. L. M. Curry , LL.D., William Robertson Garrett , A. M. , Ph.D., Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 1.1, Legal Justification of the South in secession, The South as a factor in the territorial expansion of the United States (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Biographical: officers of civil and military organizations. (search)
lonial Era, and Destruction and Reconstruction, attracted wide attention. But his later years were clouded, not only by the loss of wealth, but by the death of his two young sons during the war, and his sorrow was intensified by the death of his wife, Myrthe Bringier, in 1875. After that he survived but four years, a period he passed in Virginia. He died at New York, April 17, 1879. Lieutenant-General Jubal Anderson early Lieutenant-General Jubal Anderson Early was born in Franklin county, Virginia, November 3, 1816. He was graduated from the United States military academy in 1837, and was promoted first-lieutenant of artillery in 1838, but resigned and began the practice of law in Virginia. He sat in the State legislature in 1841-2 and was commonwealth attorney from 1842 to 1852, except during 1847-8, when he served in the Mexican war in the rank of major of the Virginia volunteers. In 1861 he was a member of the Virginia convention called to determine the true position o
Brigadier-General Ellison Capers, Confederate Military History, a library of Confederate States Military History: Volume 5, South Carolina (ed. Clement Anselm Evans), Additional Sketches Illustrating the services of officers and Privates and patriotic citizens of South Carolina. (search)
der. In April, 1862, he was promoted to first lieutenant of artillery and assigned to duty as ordnance officer under Colonel Rosser. He continued upon the staff of this officer, afterward promoted to general, throughout the campaigns in Virginia and across the Potomac, until a short time before the close of the war. He was finally on duty as volunteer aide upon the staff of General Deering. On the day following the surrender at Appomattox, Lieutenant Porter rode from Highbridge to Franklin county, Va., and a few days later back to South Carolina. His military service brought him into many of the most famous campaigns and battles of the war, and his every effort was to perform faithfully his duties as a Confederate officer. Among the engagements in which he participated were: Second Manassas, Boonsboro Gap, Sharpsburg, Brandy Station, Kelly's Ford, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Hawe's Shop, Trevilian Station, Catlett's Station, Reams' Station, Yellow Tavern, Jack's Sh
Probable fatal affray in Franklin. --On Saturday, the 6th inst., an affray occurred at Dickenson's Store, in Franklin co., Va., between John B. Law and Bolling C. Brown, which resulted in the latter's being seriously if not mortally wounded by a pistol shot in the back. Law is under arrest awaiting his trial. This is the fourth shooting affair that has occurred at this place within the last twelve months.
"Tennessee all Right" --The First Regiment of Tennessee Volunteers arrived in Richmond, by the Danville cars, about 10 o'clock Sunday night, and marched from the depot immediately to their camp, which had been established southeast of Howard's Grave, near the "Black Pond." The regiment, which numbers 1,000 men, are composed of citizens of Coffee, Grundy, Lincoln, and Franklin counties. They are all stout, able-bodied men, capable of doing their part of the work which has been carved out for them by Lincoln and his pestiferous adjuncts. The regiment embraces ten companies, making an aggregate of 1,000 men. The staff and company officers are as follow: Col., Turney; Lieut. Col., Holman; Major, W. D. Holeman; Adjutant, J. W. Custer; W. G. Brooks, Commissary; Capts. A. B. Patten, Ramsey, J. E. Bennett, Jos. Holden, Salmons, Clement Arledge, W. L. Simpson, Davis, Jacob Cruse, Miller Turney. The Second Regiment of Volunteers were on their way, and expected at 10½ o'clock last n
Suicide. --Richard M. Coleman, a young man, formerly of Franklin co., Va., committed suicide on Sunday night, the 9th inst., at the Virginia House, Point Pleasant, Mason co., Va., by taking opium.
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