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Jubal A. Early Boyhood Home

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Early-mid-19th century. VA 116, just north of VA 684

The birthplace of Jubal A. Early, one of the most colorful and unregenerate of the Confederacy's generals, is being restored by a private foundation. When the Early family lived here, the two-story frame house was small, with one room on each floor, a cellar below, and an outside kitchen. In 1847 they sold their holding to the Joplins, who added the two bays on the left, a one-story porch across the facade, and a rear ell. After the surrender at Appomattox, Early was sheltered in his former home as Union troops scoured the neighborhood looking for him. Disguised as one of the Joplins, Early rode past the nearby Federal camp and to safety in the Deep South.

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Anne Carter Lee
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Anne Carter Lee, "Jubal A. Early Boyhood Home", [Hardy, Virginia], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/VA-02-FN14.

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