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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.
Resigned July 31, 1838.
Major, First Virginia Volunteers, January 7, 1847;
honorably mustered out August 3, 1848.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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