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The Bolivar Bulletin
The Bolivar Bulletin
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Description: Death of Gen. Jubal A. Early;
Famous Old Confederate Officer Passes Away

Date: March 9 1894

Newspaper published in: Bolivar, TN


Page/Column: Page 2, Columns 1 & 3

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ANOTHER ex-soldier of the Confederacy has passed over to the great beyond. Gen. Jubal A. Early met death unflinchingly at his home, in Lynchburg, Va., on the evening of March 2 at 10:30. He was 77 years old. He held positions of trust in the Florida, Mexican and late wars. While during the civil war laurels were not added to his crown as a successful strategist, yet from first to last he was a true soldier and faithful to the cause for which he was manfully fighting. Many beautiful tributes of respect were paid to the memory of the old comrade by both houses of the general assembly.

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The Famous Old Confederate Officer Passes Away
LYNCHBURG, VA., March 2.Gen. Jubal A. Early died at 10:30 p.m. He passed away quietly, in the presence of his family and physician, his kindred and several intimate friends.
The old General seemed aware of his approaching end early in the day. Before noon he called for the morning papers, as was his invariable custom, and attempted to read, but found that his sight was failing. Soon after, he extended his hand to Senator Daniel and calmly said: "I want to tell you good-bye Major. He then told his nephew, Cabell Early, farewell, after which he dropped into a quiet slumber.
Later in the day the dying veteran asked Senator Daniel not to leave the room, as he wanted to talk with him about certain arrangements, but from that time he suffered such intense pain that he did not revive the subject. He met death unflinchingly, with his hand resting quietly in Senator Daniel's.
WASHINGTON, March 2.Jubal Anderson Early was in his 78th year and a Virginian by birth. He was graduated at West Point in 1837, appointed a Lieutenant of Artillery and assigned to duty at Fort Monroe, Va. He was in the Florida war in 1837-8, and in the latter year resigned and began the practice of law in Virginia.
During the Mexican war he served as Major of a Virginia regiment and was Acting Governor of Monterey in May and June, 1847.
At the beginning of the civil war he entered the Confederate service as a Colonel, commanded a brigade at Bull Run and in the battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862, was wounded, and was promoted to Brigadier General.
On Oct 19, Gen. Early was defeated by forces of Gen. Sheridan, at Cedar Creek. In March, 1865, Early was totally routed by Gen. Custer at Waynesboro and a few days later he was relieved by Gen. Lee from the command in the Valley.
After the close of the war Gen. Early spent some time in Europe, and on his return resumed his practice of law in Richmond. He subsequently took up his residence in New Orleans, alternately with Lynchburg, Va., where, with Gen. Beauregard, he became a manager of the Louisiana State Lottery.
T. F. Anthony, ex-postmaster, of Promise City, Iowa, says: "I bought one bottle of Mystic Cure for rheumatism and two doses of it did me more good than any medicine I took.

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