A Guide to the Jubal A. Early Letter, January 2, 1878
Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894) was a Confederate general during the Civil War and lawyer from Virginia. He fought at Gettysburg, Antietam, Bull Run, and numerous other battles, serving under Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. After the end of the war, Early fled to Canada, returning to Lynchburg, Va., in 1869, a year after being pardoned by President Andrew Johnson. Early resumed his law career and led the Lost Cause Movement in the South.
This January 2, 1878, letter from General Jubal A. Early to General William H. Payne discusses political aspirations and strategies for campaigns in the US Senate and House.
Jubal A. Early Letter, January 2, 1878, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.
This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, October 2009.
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