University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Jubal A. Early Letter, January 2, 1878



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894
Title: Jubal A. Early Letter
Dates: January 2, 1878
Abstract: 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. Early (1816-1894) was a Confederate general during the Civil War and lawyer from Virginia.
Accession No.: 2009-268
Extent: 1 item
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

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.


Scope and Contents

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.


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Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 -- Archives.
Payne, William H.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Congress.
Places
Lynchburg (Va.)--History--1865-1951.
Virginia--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Southern States--Politics and government--1865-1950.
Southern States--History--1865-1951.

Related Material

See also Braxton Bragg Papers, 1853-1876, Civil War Miscellany, Confederate States of America Records, 1856-1915, Confederate States of America Bonds, Confederate Soldier’s Death Poem, and Confederacy Scrapbook


Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Jubal A. Early Letter, January 2, 1878, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Laurel Rozema, October 2009.


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2G218 Letter, January 2, 1878