Jubal Early was a lawyer and Confederate general in the Civil War. He was a bit of a scoundrel; well known for his foul language and shenanigans. The boys were enthralled by a story during our tour of how he once hid in a space behind the kitchen chimney (behind the house, so you cannot see it in this picture) to avoid arrest.
We were the only folks there on the day we went, so we got a private tour. I especially loved seeing the pictures of the house when the caretakers original bought it back in 1996 - it was a crumbled disaster. They really have done a remarkable restoration of it. They were able to retain the original flooring, as well as mantles and fireplaces.