Well-known figures of the Civil War coninues with Confederates
To continue the stories of the lives of some well-known and not so well-known figures from James Robertson's book, "After the Civil War: The Heroes, Villains, Soldiers and Civilians Who Changed America," here are a few Confederates.
Imprisoned at Fort Monroe, Va., while authorities considered putting him on trial for treason, released in 1868 and returned home. No money, so friends found jobs for him.
A woman in Mississippi invited the Davis family to live on her estate, where Davis wrote his memoirs. He died in 1889. (Tall, dignified, well-educated, impressive in appearance and manner, a man of honesty and integrity, inept at getting along with people, always ready for a quarrel, poor administrator.)
Jubal Anderson Early
Refused a pardon from his hated Yankee enemy, he so fled to Texas, Mexico and Canada. Never made any effort to get a pardon or regain citizenship, but in 1868 all former Confederate leaders were granted an unconditional pardon, so Early returned to Virginia and opened a law practice. He worked constantly to keep the Confederacy alive. Died in 1894. (Snappish nature, irreconcilable, outspoken, argumentative, respected but disliked, irritable because of pain caused by war wound, high-pitched voice, swore.)