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Near Hardy in Franklin County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Birthplace of General Jubal Early

 

—Franklin County Bicentennial 1786-1986 —

 
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By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
1. Birthplace of General Jubal Early Marker
Inscription. Near this place, on land occupied since the 1780s by the Early family, Confederate General Jubal Early was born in 1816, The General practiced law in Franklin County and served in the Mexican War before the Civil War. Early fought in more battles than any other Confederate general and came closest to capturing Washington. Because of his undying devotion to the southern cause, he became known as “The Unreconstructed Rebel.”
 
Erected 1987 by Department of Conservation and Historic Resources. (Marker Number A-95.)
 
Location. 37° 9.903′ N, 79° 52.442′ W. Marker is near Hardy, Virginia, in Franklin County. Marker is on Jubal Early Highway (Virginia Route 116) just south of Truman Hill Road (County Route 678), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hardy VA 24101, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Jubal Early Homeplace (approx. one mile away); Jubal A. Early Homeplace (approx. one mile away); Taylor’s Store (approx. 5.5 miles away); Roanoke County / Franklin County (approx.
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By J. J. Prats, May 25, 2013
2. Birthplace of General Jubal Early Marker
5.7 miles away); The Roanoke Star (approx. 6.8 miles away); Buzzard Rock Native American Settlement (approx. 7.2 miles away); A Colonial Ford (approx. 7.5 miles away); Fort Blackwater (approx. 7.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Lee’s “Bad Old Man”. “Despite his adept legal mind, his character and personality provoked controversy. He was consistently described by his peers as eccentric, outspoken, caustic, opinionated, and a great swearer with imaginatively profane speech—so much so that General Lee referred to his as his ‘bad old man.’ As a delegate to the Secession Convention of 1861 he fought valiantly to keep Virginia in the Union, but when outvoted he threw his lot with his native state. From the beginning of the war he was conspicuous for his bravery and leadership. At the Battle of Williamsburg in 1862 Early was wounded while out in front of his troops leading a charge against staggering odds. He returned to Rocky Mount to recover but within two months was back in action. He was so pugnacious it was said he would fight anything at anytime.” (Submitted on May 30, 2013.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
General Jubal Early (1816–1894) image. Click for full size.
Courtesy Wikimedia Commons, 19th Cent.
3. General Jubal Early (1816–1894)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 577 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 30, 2013, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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