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General Early.

--"Phax," who is lately from the Army of Virginia, contributes to the Rebel the following sketch of the distinguished commander who is opposing Sheridan in the Valley:

Old Jubal Early, or as General Lee calls him, his "had old man," has won a name during his sojourn in the Valley of Virginia of which he is well worthy. Did you ever see him? If not, you have missed one of the greatest curiosities of the war.--He is a man of considerable corporality, with a full face, which has the appearance of the full moon when it is at its height in redness. He is about six feet high, and of immense structure. His voice sounds like a cracked Chinese fiddle, and comes from his mouth somewhat on the style of a hard-shell Baptist, with a long drawl, accompanied with an interpolation of oaths. In the winter his head is encased in a net striped woolen skull cap, drawn down over his ears, while his body is contained within the embraces of a Virginia cloth overcoat, striking his heels. His legs are covered by leggins of the same material, wrapped from the feet upwards as high as the knees with white tape. He is as brave as he is homely, and as homely as any man you ever saw, except Parson Brownlow, who is said to rival his Satanic Majesty in his personal appearance. There are many anecdotes related of old Jubal, but I cannot at present call to memory but one. During the battles in the Wilderness, on one occasion a regiment from South Carolina was ordered to charge the enemy. For some reason they faltered. Old Jubal hearing of it, rode up to the head of the column, and in that peculiar tone for which he is noted, cried out at the top of his voice, "Boys you got us into this &--d scrape, and you shall help us out. Charge! " The regiment rushed upon the foe, driving him from every position.

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