When I was a lad I had the great pleasure, the infinite honor, of seeing some of the great men of the war between the states. Strange as it seems, I can remember Jubal Early, What a somber (I almost said a sinister) figure he was as he walked around town, chewing tobacco fiercely and leaning on a long staff. As soon as we little lads would see him we would run away because it was thoroughly understood among all of us lads of a bout 5 years old or thereabouts that General Early ate a little boy for breakfast every day.
Freeman, Douglas Southal
Naval War College Review: Vol. 32
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol32/iss3/2