Jubal Early (1816-1894) was a U.S. military officer, lawyer and writer who served as a Confederate general during the Civil War (1861-65). Early participated in nearly all the major campaigns of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia and figured prominently during the Battles of First Bull Run (Manassas), Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville as a brigade and division commander. Early was later promoted to a corps command and in 1864 led a campaign in the Shenandoah Valley that included a raid on Washington, D.C. After the war Early worked as a lawyer and writer. His books and articles on the Civil War helped shape the “Lost Cause” movement in the South. He died in 1894 at the age of 77.