The Jubal Early Home Place and Archaeological Site is located just off Jubal Early Highway (VA 116) in the Red Valley Community, and is only site in Franklin County on the Virginia Civil War Trail. Confederate General Jubal Anderson Early was born in Franklin County in 1816. He went through much of his childhood at the home and on grounds nearby.
General Early went on to fight in more battles than any other Confederate general and came closest to entering Washington, D.C. at the Battle of Fort Stevens, within the city limits in July of 1864. After escaping federal warrants, he exiled in Canada where he was the first Confederate general to recount his war exploits and set a tone for all who followed. After an amnesty was declared in 1869, he returned to Lynchburg and practiced law. He died in 1894 and is buried in Lynchburg.
The Jubal A. Early Homplace is managed by the Jubal A. Early Preservation Trust, P.O. Box 638, Rocky Mount, VA 24151.
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