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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1837

Vol. I

(Born Va.)

Jubal A. Early

(Ap'd Va.)


Jubal Anderson Early: Born Nov. 3, 1816.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1833, to July 1, 1837, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1837.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1837; in the Florida War against the Seminole Indians, 1837‑38, being engaged in the Action of

(First Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 7, 1838)

Locha-Hatchee, Jan. 24, 1838; and in the Cherokee Nation, 1838, while transferring the Indians to the West.

Resigned, July 31, 1838.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Rocky Mount, Va., 1840‑46. Member of the House of Delegates of the State of Virginia, 1841‑42. Commonwealth Attorney, 1842‑47.

Military History. — Served in the War with Mexico, 1847‑48, in the

(Major, 1st Virginia Volunteers, Jan. 7, 1847)

Northern States, being Acting Governor of Monterey, May‑June, 1847, — and Acting Inspector-General of Brig.‑General Cushing's brigade, 1847.

Disbanded, Aug. 3, 1848.

Civil History. — Counselor at Law, Rocky Mount, Va., 1848‑61. Commonwealth Attorney, 1848‑52.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.​a

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. IV
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Manager of the Louisiana State Lottery.​b

Died, March 2, 1894, at Lynchburg, Va.: Aged 78.º

Buried, Spring Hill Cemetery, Lynchburg, VA.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record. A fair summary of his career during the war can be found at CivilWarHome.com; his Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War between the States, an important source for that conflict, is also online.

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b The Louisiana State Lottery would gradually evolve into one of America's most notorious scams, but it was honest at the time of Gen. Early's involvement with it, detailed by Kendall, History of New Orleans, Vol. I, pp487‑489.

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