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Jubal Early
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States 1861-1865)
Date of Birth: 1816
Date of Death: 1894
Cause of Death: A fall down a flight of stairs
Occupation: Lawyer, Politician, Soldier
Turtledove Appearances:
"Must and Shall"
POD: July 12, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Posthumous reference
Date of Death: 1868
Cause of Death: Gunshot wound
Jubal Anderson Early (November 3, 1816 – March 2, 1894) was a lawyer who became a Confederate general in the American Civil War. After the war ended, Early became one of the proponents of the "Lost Cause" view of the Confederacy and the Civil War.

Jubal Early in "Must and Shall" Edit

In 1864, Jubal Early was sent by Robert E. Lee to sweep Union forces from the Shenandoah Valley and to menace Washington, DC. This invasion caused considerable panic in the North and Early was able to get close to the outskirts of Washington. He sent his cavalry to the west side of Washington, while his infantry attacked Fort Stevens. Abraham Lincoln watched the assault from Fort Stevens. As Lincoln was about to leave the parapets, one of Early's men shot and killed the President.[1]

Despite Lincoln's death, the South lost the Great Rebellion. The victorious North, under President Hannibal Hamlin, imposed a harsh peace upon the rebellious states, a peace made harsher by Lincoln's death.

Jubal Early in The Guns of the SouthEdit

Jubal Early (1816-1868) was one of the most successful Confederate generals during the Second American Revolution. He was killed by the Rivington Men when they attacked Robert E. Lee's inauguration on March 4, 1868.[2]

A copy of Early's memoirs, written in the world the Rivington Men had come from, was among the items seized by Confederate troops after the Richmond Massacre.[3]


  1. See, e.g., Counting Up, Counting Down, pgs. 55-56.
  2. The Guns of the South, pg. 452.
  3. Id., at pg. 461.

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