Why Jubal Early and Robert E. Lee are similar
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- In June 1864, Lt. Gen. Jubal Early was dispatched by Gen. Robert E. Lee with the Second Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia from the Confederate lines around Richmond, Virginia, with orders to clear the Shenandoah Valley of Federals and, if practical, to invade Maryland; disrupt the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad; and, if possible, threaten Washington, DC.
- General Robert E. Lee having urged Southerners to move on after the wartime defeat, but having died in 1870, the Lost Cause movement would then be fostered by "unrepentant Confederate" Gen. Jubal Early (who had moved to Lynchburg), and by well-connected Lynchburg lawyer and future U.S. Senator John Warwick Daniel, as well as by former Confederate President Jefferson Davis.
- Particularly after the death of General Robert E. Lee, Kean became active in the Lost Cause, as most prominently espoused by former Gen. Jubal Early, who also maintained a residence in Lynchburg and published the Southern Historical Society Papers, to which Kean contributed in 1876 (one paper using the military or honorific title "Colonel).
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