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Jubal Early's Post-War Exile

General Early, Disguised as a Farmer, While Escaping to Mexico, 1865

In this photograph taken in 1865, former Confederate general Jubal Early packs a pistol and carries a walking stick. Though well dressed, Early is described in the caption as being "disguised as a farmer" as he makes his way to Mexico. At war's end Early declared, "I cannot live under the same Government with the Yankee," and he fled south of the border. He also traveled to Cuba and Canada before returning to Virginia in 1869 to practice law.

This photograph was published in Early's book Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, C.S.A. Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between the States (1912), a posthumous publication that included notes by his wife Ruth Hairston Early.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1865

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Documenting the American South

Major Thomas P. Turner, Commandant of Libby Prison, and General Early in Havana, 1865

In this photograph taken in Havana, Cuba, in 1865, former Confederate general Jubal A. Early poses with former Confederate major Thomas P. Turner. Turner served as the wartime commandant of Libby Prison in Richmond, which housed Union prisoners of war. Both men were in Cuba out of fear of being prosecuted in the United States for their actions during the Civil War.

This photograph was published in Early's book, Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, C.S.A. Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between the States (1912), a posthumous publication that included notes by his wife, Ruth Hairston Early.

Original Author: Unknown

Created: 1865

Medium: Printed photograph

Courtesy of Documenting the American South

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  • General Early, Disguised as a Farmer, While Escaping to Mexico, 1865

    In this photograph taken in 1865, former Confederate general Jubal Early packs a pistol and carries a walking stick. Though well dressed, Early is described in the caption as being "disguised as a farmer" as he makes his way to Mexico. At war's end Early declared, "I cannot live under the same Government with the Yankee," and he fled south of the border. He also traveled to Cuba and Canada before returning to Virginia in 1869 to practice law.

    This photograph was published in Early's book Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, C.S.A. Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between the States (1912), a posthumous publication that included notes by his wife Ruth Hairston Early.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1865

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Documenting the American South

  • Major Thomas P. Turner, Commandant of Libby Prison, and General Early in Havana, 1865

    In this photograph taken in Havana, Cuba, in 1865, former Confederate general Jubal A. Early poses with former Confederate major Thomas P. Turner. Turner served as the wartime commandant of Libby Prison in Richmond, which housed Union prisoners of war. Both men were in Cuba out of fear of being prosecuted in the United States for their actions during the Civil War.

    This photograph was published in Early's book, Lieutenant General Jubal Anderson Early, C.S.A. Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between the States (1912), a posthumous publication that included notes by his wife, Ruth Hairston Early.

    Original Author: Unknown

    Created: 1865

    Medium: Printed photograph

    Courtesy of Documenting the American South