Lt. Gen. Jubal Anderson Early, C.S.A., Autobiographical Sketch

$25.00

Select Quantity

Product Description

Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 - March 2, 1894) was an American lawyer, politician and military officer who served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Trained at the United States Military Academy, Early resi…
Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 - March 2, 1894) was an American lawyer, politician and military officer who served in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Trained at the United States Military Academy, Early resigned his United States Army commission after the Second Seminole War and his Virginia military commission after the Mexican-American War, in both cases to practice law and participate in politics. Accepting a Virginia and later Confederate military commission as the American Civil War began, Early fought in the Eastern Theater throughout the conflict, He commanded a division under Generals Stonewall Jackson and Richard S. Ewell, and later commanded a corps. "Having been a witness of and participant in great events, I have given a statement of what I saw and did, for the use of the future historian. I have not undertaken to speculate as to the causes of our failures, as I have seen abundant reason for it in the tremendous odds brought against us. Having had some means of judging, I will say that, in my opinion, both Mr. Davis and General Lee, in their respective spheres, did all for the success of our cause which it was possible for mortal men to do and it is a great privilege and comfort for me so to believe. In regard to my own services, I have the consciousness of having done my duty to my country, to the very best of my ability."

Product Details

Pages
556
Author
General Jubal Early, CSA
Cover
Paperback

Similar Products