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Civil War Soldiers - Early
|EARLY, JUBAL A., Virginia.
Colonel, Twenty-fourth Virginia Regiment Infantry, May 2, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., July 21, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., January 17, 1863.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., May 31, 1864.
Died in Lynchburg, Va., March 2, 1894.
As colonel, commanded a brigade composed of the Seventh Louisiana and
Seventh and Twenty-first Virginia Regiments Infantry. Was at
Blackburn's Ford on July 18 and Manassas July 21, 1861. Afterward
appointed brigadier general; brigade composed of (at first) the Fifth
and Twenty-third North Carolina and Twenty-fourth Virginia Regiments,
the Twenty-third North Carolina being then designated as the
Thirteenth North Carolina Volunteers. In the fall of 1861 the
Twentieth Georgia Regiment was added, and in May, 1862, this latter-
named regiment was exchanged for the Thirty-eighth Virginia. At the
battles of Malvern Hill, Cedar Run and Slaughter Mountain, brigade
composed of the Twelfth Georgia and the Thirteenth, Twenty-fifth,
Thirty-first, Forty-fourth and Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiments. In the
campaign against General Pope and battles of Sharpsburg and
Fredericksburg the brigade was composed of the Thirteenth,
Twenty-fifth, Thirty- first, Forty-fourth, Forty-ninth, Fifty-second
and Fifty-eighth Virginia Regiments; but at Fredericksburg, as senior
brigadier general, was in command of division. Division (formerly
Ewell's) composed of Hays' (formerly Taylor's), Gordon's (formerly
Lawton's), Smith's (formerly Early's), and Hoke's (formerly
Trimble's), at Fredericksburg (confronting Sedgwick), at time of the
battle of Chancellorsville, and at Gettysburg, in the campaign of
1864. Pegram succeeded to command of Smith's Brigade in fall of 1863.
Corps (formerly Ewell's) was composed of Rhodes', Gordon's, and
Ramseur's (formerly Early's) Divisions, and five battalions of
artillery under command of Brigadier General A. L. Long. In command of
operations in Maryland and Shenandoah Valley in 1864. January 31,
1865, commanding a division, Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.
March 29, 1865, relieved from command of Department of Trans-
Alleghany, or Western Virginia and East Tennessee, and ordered to
Lynchburg, Va., to await orders.
Early, Jubal Anderson, born in Virginia, appointed from Virginia
cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1833 ; graduated
eighteenth in a class of fifty.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898
Resigned July 31, 1838.
Major, First Virginia Volunteers, January 7, 1847;
honorably mustered out August 3, 1848.