"After the war, men said that the charge on the third day at Gettysburg marked the "hig water mark" of the Confederacy, and in the just determination of military values, they were correct; but if proximity to White House, to Capitol and to Treasury be considered strategically the greatest advance, then the honor of it fell a year and a week after Pickett's charge to that strange, bitter, and devoted man, Jubal A. Early, former Commonwealth's Attorney of Franklin County, Virginia."
"Honest and outspoken, honorable and uncompromising, Jubal A. Early epitomized much that was the Southern Confederacy. His self-reliance, courage, sagacity, and devotion to the cause brought confidence then just as it fosters reverence now."
"Jubal A. Early ranks among the most important figures associated with the era of the Civil War. A prominent general in the Army of Northern Virginia during the conflict, he also wielded great influence on the writing of Confederate history in the decades after Appomattox. Few individuals North or South did as much to shape the development of the published record of the war. Preservation of the Early home site in Franklin County will secure a vital historical link to Early and open rich possibilities for interpreting his life and career as a soldier and writer."