Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Portrait of the Rebel General Early

I happened upon a story from a Rome, Georgia, newspaper that was copied in the Cleveland (Ohio) Morning Leader in October 1, 1864. I found it quite humorous, so I'd though I'd share it. 


  1. That is funny, and I enjoyed it. Out of curiosity I googled images for Jubal Early. None showed a "man of considerable corpulence, with a full face, which has the appearance of a full moon." Do you know the reason for this 1864 description?

  2. I do not know the reason for the "corpulence" description. I thought the same thing when I read it the first time.

  3. Now I need to hear a cracked Chinese fiddle to get an idea what Old June sounded like. Haha.