Confederate Organisations: Western and Gulf Coast Theatres

Confederate Organisations: Western and Gulf Coast Theatres

Military Divisions

Military Division of the West 1st Version

4 November 1862-16 December 1863

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 4 November 1862-16 December 1863

4 November 1862: The Military Division of the West established. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was appointed to command the Military Division of the West, arriving on 4 December 1862.

4 November 1862: The Western Department was subordinated to the Military Division of the West.

4 November 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was subordinated to the Military Division of the West.

4 December 1862: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston arrived to command the Military Division of the West.

7 December 1862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Military Division of the West to the Western Department.

22 July 1863: The Western Department was detached from the authority of the Military Division of the West.

16 December 1863: The Military Division of the West was discontinued.

Military Division of the West 2nd Version

3 October 1864-16 December 1864

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 3 October 1864-16 December 1864

3 October 1864: The Military Division of the West was established comprising the Department of Western Kentucky, the Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia, the Department of Tennessee and Georgia and the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

3 October 1864: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was appointed to command the Military Division of the West, arriving on 17 October 1864.

3 October 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred to the Military Division of the West.

3 October 1864: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana transferred to the Military Division of the West.

3 October 1864: The Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia transferred to the Military Division of the West. 3 October 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky transferred to the Military Division of the West.

17 October 1864: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command the Military Division of the West.

16 December 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: The Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: The Military Division of the West was discontinued.

Major Departments

Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana

1 October 1862-28 January 1864

Department of Alabama and East Mississippi

28 January 1864-15 August 1864

Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana

15 August 1864-4 May 1865

Earl Van Dorn interim 12 October 1862-14 October 1862

John Clifford Pemberton 1 October 1862-4 July 1863

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 4 July 1863-August 21 interim 24 August 1863

William Joseph Hardee 21 August 1863-2 December 1863

Joseph Eggleston Johnston temporary 2 December 1863-16 December 1863, temporary 16 December 1863-22 December 1863 interim 23 December 1863

Leonidas Polk 22 December 1863-4 May 1864, interim 9 May 1864

Stephen Dill Lee 4 May 1864-26 July 1864

Dabney Herndon Maury 26 July 1864-15 August 1864, interim 15 August 1864-6 September 1864

Richard Taylor 15 August 1864-4 May 1865

1 October 1862: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established comprising the areas of the former District of the Mississippi and the District of Southern Mississippi and East Louisiana. Headquarters were at Jackson, Mississippi.

1 October 1862: The states of Mississippi and eastern Louisiana were transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

1 October 1862: Major-General John Clifford Pemberton was appointed to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, arriving on 14 October 1862.

12 October 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed temporary command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, pending the arrival of Major-General John Clifford Pemberton.

14 October 1862: Major-General John Clifford Pemberton arrived to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

21 October 1862: District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established.

21 October 1862: District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established.

21 October 1862: District Three Port Hudson District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established.

4 November 1862: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from War Department to the Military Division of the West.

4 November 1862: Major-General John Clifford Pemberton retained command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

7 December 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, comprising the former “Army of West Tennessee”. I Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

7 December 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

28 December 1862: The Defences of Vicksburg was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

30 January 1863: I Corps Trans-Mississippi was discontinued, and forces assigned to the Southwest Army or to the Defences of Vicksburg.

28 February 1863; II Corps Mississippi was discontinued.

9 March 1863: District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established.

1 April 1863: District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established.

20 May 1863: The Army of Mississippi was effectively discontinued, although the term remained in use unofficially to describe the forces that continued to operate in Mississippi outside Vicksburg.

4 July 1863: The Defences of Vicksburg surrendered.

4 July 1863: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued.

4 July 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed temporary command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General John Clifford Pemberton.

9 July 1863: District Three Port Hudson District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

25 July 1863: The Gulf District transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

30 July 1863: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

21 August 1863: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee was appointed to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, arriving on 24 August 1863, to succeed General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

24 August 1863: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee arrived to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

2 September 1863: District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

2 September 1863: District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

2 September 1863: District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

2 September 1863: District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

2 December 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed temporary command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

16 December 1863: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston retained command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

22 December 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk was appointed to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, arriving on 23 December 1863.

23 December 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk arrived to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

27 December 1863: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana under the command of Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk was named by him unofficially as the “Department of the Southwest”.

28 January 1864: The Army of Mississippi transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

28 January 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and Eastern Mississippi.

28 January 1864: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

28 January 1864: The Department of Alabama and East Mississippi was established comprising the former Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. It comprised Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana east of the Mississippi River.

28 January 1864: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

28 January 1864: The Army of Mississippi transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

28 January 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

28 January 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and Eastern Mississippi.

6 February 1864: The District of Northern Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

7 February 1864: The Gulf District was redefined to extend from the mouth of the Pearl River northwards to the 32nd parallel, then east to the Georgia State line and southwards to the Gulf.

5 March 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

25 March 1864: The Department of Tennessee was redefined to extend from Gunter’s Landing on the Tennessee River in a direct line to Gadsden on the Coosa River; then down the Coosa to its junction with the Tallapoosa River; then in a direct line to the Florida state line on the Chattahoochee River, and down that river to the Gulf. The Department of Tennessee lay east of this line and the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana to the west of it.

1 May 1864: The Department of Tennessee was extended to include eastern Alabama and a portion of West Florida, while part of northeast Georgia was excluded.

4 May 1864: Major-General Stephen Dill Lee was appointed to command the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi, arriving on 9 May to succeed Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

4 May 1864: The “Army of Mississippi” was discontinued.

8 May 1864: The Department of Alabama and East Mississippi was redefined to extend from the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, along the Tennessee River to Gunter’s Landing, then in a line to Gadsden on the Coosa River then downstream to the Tallapoosa River, then in a line to the juncture of Florida with the Choctawhatchee River, and down the river to the Gulf, east to the Mississippi River, north to the Ohio River and along the Ohio to the Tennessee River. The Gulf District was redefined to have a north-eastern limit at the intersection of the 32nd parallel with a line drawn from the junction of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers to the intersection of the northern boundary of Florida and the Choctawhatchee River, then and along the Choctawhatchee to the Gulf.

9 May 1864: Major-General Stephen Dill Lee arrived to command the Department of Alabama and East Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

26 July 1864: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed temporary command of the Department of Alabama and East Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee.

27 July 1864: The District of Northern Alabama was reorganised to add the territory of Alabama north of Opelika, Montgomery, Selma, and Demopolis along with the railroad connecting them.

15 August 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: The Department of Alabama and East Mississippi was discontinued and renamed the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana was established comprising all territory west of the line extending from the southwestern boundary of Georgia and Florida on the Apalachicola River, then northward on the Chattahoochee River to the border of Alabama and Georgia, then north on that line to the Tennessee River. It included the state of Georgia northwest of the line from Augusta, along the Savannah and Augusta Railroad to Millen, then along the western boundary of Bullock and Tattnall counties, then along the Ocmulgee River to the northeast corner of Irwin county and then south to the Florida state line, and then along the state line to the Apalachicola River. It comprised the territory of the former Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

15 August 1864: Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor was appointed to command the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana, arriving on 6 September 1864.

15 August 1864: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed interim command of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana, pending the arrival of Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor.

15 August 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: The District of Northern Alabama transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

6 September 1864: Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor arrived to command the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana, succeeding Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

24 September 1864: The District of Central Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

24 September 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

3 October 1864: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana transferred from the War Department to the Military Division of the West.

3 October 1864: Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor retained command of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

6 November 1864: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

16 December 1864: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor retained command of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 January 1865: The District of West Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

24 January 1865: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued, and renamed the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

24 January 1865: The District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: The District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee was discontinued, and reorganised into the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee, and the District of South Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee.

3 February 1865: The District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

11 March 1865: The District of Central Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

3 February 1865: The District of Northern Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

3 February 1865: The District of Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

25 March 1865: The Department of Kentucky was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

2 May 1865: The Gulf District surrendered.

4 May 1865: The Department of Kentucky surrendered.

4 May 1865: The District of Alabama surrendered.

4 May 1865: The District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee surrendered.

4 May 1865: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana surrendered.

4 May 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi surrendered.

4 May 1865: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana surrendered.

Western Department (No 2)

25 June-1861-25 July 1863

Department of Tennessee

25 July 1863-15 August 1864

Department of Tennessee and Georgia

15 August 1864-26 April 1865

Leonidas Polk 25 June 1861-10 September 1861

Albert Sidney Johnston 10 September 1861-6 April 1862

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 6 April 1862-20 June 1862 interim 27 June 1862

Braxton Bragg 20 June 1862-24 October 1862

Leonidas Polk temporary |24 October 1862-3 November 1862

Braxton Bragg 3 November 1862-16 December 1863 interim 22 December 1863

Leonidas Polk interim 22 December 1863-27 December 1863

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 16 December 1863-18 July 1864

John Bell Hood 18 July 1864-16 December 1864-23 January 1865

Richard Taylor temporary 23 January 1865-22 February 1865 interim 25 February 1865

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 22 February 1865-27 March 1865

Thomas Howell Cobb 27 March 1865-20 April 1865

Vacant 20 April 1865-26 April 1865

25 June 1861: The Western Department or Department No 2 was established comprising the territory north of the 31st parallel on the Mississippi River and bounded on the east by the Tennessee River.

25 June 1861: Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of the Western Department Department No 2, having arrived to take command of forces in the territory unofficially on 13 June 1861.

25 June 1861: The District of Upper Arkansas was established in the Western Department.

2 July 1861: The Forces in Missouri was established in the Western Department.

4 July 1861: The Western Department was extended to include Alabama north of the Tennessee River beginning at Waterloo and running east to Decatur; Alabama north of the Memphis & Charleston Railroad from Decatur to Stevenson, with that portion of Tennessee west and south of the Tennessee River; the Mississippi River counties of Arkansas and Mississippi including Corinth and extending to Eastport; it also included the river parishes of Louisiana north and east of the White and Black Rivers.

4 August 1861: The Forces in Missouri was discontinued, and incorporated into the Western Army.

4 August 1861: The “Western Army” was established unofficially in the Western Department.

1 September 1861: The Army of Liberation was discontinued, and incorporated into the field forces of the Western Department.

2 September 1861: The Western Department was extended to include Mississippi west of New Orleans, Jackson, and the Great Northern and Central Railroads.

2 September 1861: The First Geographical Division was established in the Western Department.

10 September 1861: The Western Department was extended to include Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and the Indian Territory.

10 September 1861: General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Western Department, succeeding Major-General Leonidas Polk.

10 September 1861: The District of the Indian Territory was established in the Western Department.

18 September 1861: The Army of Central Kentucky or, Central Army of Kentucky was established in the Western Department

1 November 1861: The Army of Eastern Kentucky was established in the Western Department.

22 November 1861: The District of the Indian Territory was discontinued, and renamed as the Department of the Indian Territory.

10 January 1862: The District of Upper Arkansas was discontinued, and its territory transferred from The Western Department to the Trans-Mississippi District.

10 January 1862: The Trans-Mississippi District was established in the Western Department.

19 January 1862: The “Western Army” was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of the West.

22 February 1862: The District of North Alabama was established in the Western Department.

25 February 1862: The District of East Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of East Tennessee.

5 March 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Western Department.

5 March 1862: The First Geographical Division was discontinued.

5 March 1862: The First Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: The Second Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

21 March 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended southwards to include Chattanooga.

29 March 1862: The Army of Central Kentucky was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of Mississippi.

6 April 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed command of the Western Department, succeeding General Albert Sidney Johnston.

26 May 1862: The Trans-Mississippi District transferred from the Western Department to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: The Western Department was extended southwards to the 33rd parallel east of the Mississippi River and extending to the eastern border of Alabama.

26 May 1862: Forces in Arkansas transferred interim with the Trans-Mississippi District to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Western Department.

20 June 1862: General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command the Western Department, arriving on 27 June 1862.

25 June 1862: Department No 1 was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Western Department.

25 June 1862: The eastern border of The Western Department was redefined as the line of the railroad from Chattanooga via Atlanta and West Point and then following the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers to the Gulf. The eastern border of the Western Department was redefined as the line of the railroad from Chattanooga via Atlanta and West Point and then following the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers to the Gulf of Mexico.

27 June 1862: General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Western Department, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

27 June 1862: The District of North Alabama was discontinued, and incorporated into the Western Department.

29 June 1862: The Department of Alabama and West Florida was discontinued, and incorporated into the Western Department.

2 July 1862: The Gulf District was established in the Western Department, comprising the area from the Pearl River to the Apalachicola River and northward to latitude 32 degrees north.

2 July 1862: The District of the Mississippi was established in the Western Department. Southern Mississippi was detached from the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to become part of the District of Mississippi.

18 July 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended by adding the parts of Georgia north of Atlanta and West Point.

21 July 1862: The District of the Tennessee was established in the Western Department

12 September 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended by adding the area east of the Hiwassee River. 12 September 1862: The area west of the Hiwassee River was added to the Western Department.

27 September 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee was established in the Western Department.

28 September 1862: The Army of the West was discontinued, and incorporated into the unofficial “Army of West Tennessee”.

28 September 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee” was established in the Western Department, incorporating the discontinued Army of the West.

1 October 1862: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

1 October 1862: The District of the Mississippi was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

1 October 1862: The First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

1 October 1862: The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued. 1 October 1862: The Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

20 October 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended with more territory north of Chattanooga, which was detached from The Western Department.

24 October 1862: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed temporary command of the Western Department, succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

28 October 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was established from forces taken from Reserve Corps Mississippi.

3 November 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the Western Department, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

3 November 1862: The Gulf District was extended northwards to latitude 33 degrees north.

4 November 1862: The Western Department transferred from the War Department to the Military Division of the West.

4 November 1862: General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Western Department.

20 November 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee was discontinued.

20 November 1862: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed the Army of Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The Army of Tennessee was established in the Western Department, incorporating the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Kentucky.

20 November 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

24 November 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee”, which had continued in official existence since 16 October 1862, was ruled to be improper in name and function and discontinued, but the force remained in existence and continued to use the name unofficially.

29 November 1862: The Western Department was extended to include northern Georgia and Atlanta.

December 7 17862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Military Division of the West to the Western Department.

23 December 1862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the War Department.

19 January 1863: Atlanta and the surrounding area in Georgia were added to the Western Department.

22 July 1863: The Western Department transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

22 July 1863: General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Western Department.

25 July 1863: The District of the Tennessee was discontinued.

25 July 1863: The Western Department was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of Tennessee.

25 July 1863: The Department of Tennessee was established from the Western Department, comprising central Tennessee, the part of Tennessee east of the Tennessee River, northern Alabama bounded by the Tennessee River, Georgia north of the West Point-Atlanta-Augusta Railroad including Atlanta itself and the western portions of South Carolina, and of North Carolina and Virginia as far north as the Kentucky border. The areas of Georgia and South Carolina were detached from the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

25 July 1863: General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command the Department of Tennessee, arriving on 6 August 1863.

25 July 1863: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Tennessee.

25 July 1863: The Gulf District transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

6 August 1863: General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Department of Tennessee.

18 September 1863: The District of Western North Carolina was established in the Department of Tennessee.

16 December 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was appointed to command the Department of Tennessee, arriving on 27 December 1863, to succeed General Braxton Bragg.

22 December 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed temporary command of the Department of Tennessee, succeeding General Braxton Bragg and interim for General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

27 December 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston arrived to command the Department of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

13 February 1864: The Department of Tennessee was redefined to be bounded on the north and east by the Tennessee and Clinch Rivers, Emery’s Creek and a line south of the source of the Little Tennessee River to Greensboro, Georgia; it was bounded on the south and west by the Georgia Railroad to Atlanta, the Montgomery & West Point Railroad to West Point, the country west of the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers, and the Alabama-Georgia state line as far as the south-eastern corner of Calhoun county, Alabama, then along the southern borders of Calhoun, St Clair, Blount, Morgan, Lawrence and Franklin counties; then along the Alabama-Mississippi state line to the Tennessee River and along the Tennessee River to its confluence with the Ohio River.

25 March 1864: The Department of Tennessee was redefined to extend from Gunter’s Landing on the Tennessee River in a direct line to Gadsden on the Coosa River; then down the Coosa to its junction with the Tallapoosa River; then in a direct line to the Florida state line on the Chattahoochee River, and down that river to the Gulf. The Department of Tennessee lay east of this line and the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana to the west of it.

1 May 1864: The Department of Tennessee was extended to include eastern Alabama and a portion of West Florida, while part of northeast Georgia was excluded.

8 May 1864: The Department of Alabama and East Mississippi was redefined to extend from the confluence of the Ohio and Tennessee Rivers, along the Tennessee River to Gunter’s Landing, then in a line to Gadsden on the Coosa River then downstream to the Tallapoosa River, then in a line to the juncture of Florida with the Choctawhatchee River, and down the river to the Gulf, east to the Mississippi River, north to the Ohio River and along the Ohio to the Tennessee River.

18 July 1864: General John Bell Hood assumed command of the Department of Tennessee, succeeding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

15 August 1864: The Department of Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

15 August 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia was established extending from the southwestern boundary of Georgia and Florida on the Apalachicola River, then northward on the Chattahoochee River to the border of Alabama and Georgia, then north on that line to the Tennessee River.

15 August 1864: General John Bell Hood assumed command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

15 August 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

15 August 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

3 October 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred from the War Department to the Military Division of the West.

3 October 1864:  General John Bell Hood retained command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

16 December 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: General John Bell Hood retained command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

23 January 1865: Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor assumed temporary command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, succeeding General John Bell Hood.

22 February 1865: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia was extended to include all of Georgia west of a line through Augusta and Macon, Georgia, to Jacksonville and Cedar Keys, Florida. Eastern Florida as far as the Chattahoochee River was also included.

22 February 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was appointed to command the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, arriving on 25 February 1865.

22 February 1865: The “Army of the South” was named unofficially to describe all commands united under the direction of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston, in the Department of Tennessee and Georgia and the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

22 February 1865: The Army of Tennessee transferred to the Army of the South.

25 February 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston arrived to command the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, succeeding Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor.

27 March 1865: Major-General Thomas Howell Cobb assumed command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, succeeding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

19 April 1865: The Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

20 April 1865: Command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia became vacant.

26 April 1865: The District of Western North Carolina surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia surrendered.

Minor Departments, Districts, Sub-Districts, and equivalents

Alabama

Department of West Florida

7 March 1861-7 October 1861

Department of Alabama and West Florida

7 October 1861-29 June 1862

Gulf District

                2 July 1862-2 May 1865

Braxton Bragg 7 March 1861-2 April 1862

Samuel Jones 2 April 1862-28 April 1862

John Horace Forney temporary 28 April 1862-29 June 1862, 2 July 1862-4 November 1862

Dabney Herndon Maury 4 November 1862-8 December 1862

William Whann Mackall temporary 8 December 1862-14 December 1862 interim 23 December 1862 interim 23 December 1862

Simon Bolivar Buckner 14 December 1862-27 April 1863

Franklin Gardner temporary 27 April 1863-1 May 1863

Dabney Herndon Maury 1 May 1863-26 July 1864

Franklin Gardner 26 July 1864-15 August 1864

Dabney Herndon Maury 15 August 1864-22 November 1864

Daniel Leadbetter 22 November 1864-12 December 1864

Dabney Herndon Maury 12 December 1864-2 May 1865

7 March 1861: The Department of West Florida was established. Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command of the Department of West Florida, arriving on 11March 1861.

7 March 1861: Forces in Pensacola was established in the Department of West Florida.

11 March 1861: Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command of Department of West Florida.

7 October 1861: The Forces in Pensacola was discontinued, and its field forces incorporated into the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

7 October 1861: The Department of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated in the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

7 October 1861: The Department of Alabama and West Florida was established and formally recognised on 14 October 1861, comprising the territory of the former Forces in Pensacola, and extended to include the Gulf coast of Alabama and the panhandle territory of Florida.

7 October 1861: Major-General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command the Department of Alabama and West Florida, arriving on 14 October 1861.

14 October 1861: Major-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

14 October 1861: The District of Alabama transferred from Department No 1 to the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

14 October 1861: The Army of Pensacola was established in the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

12 December 1861: The Department of Alabama and West Florida was extended to include Pascagoula Bay and Mississippi east of the Pascagoula River.

27 January 1862: The District of Alabama was discontinued.

27 January 1862: The Army of Mobile was established in the Department of Alabama and Western Florida, comprising the field forces of the former District of Alabama.

12 March 1862: The Army of Pensacola was discontinued, and its forces transferred to the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Mobile.

2 April 1862: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida, succeeding Major-General Braxton Bragg.

28 April 1862: Brigadier-General John Horace Forney assumed temporary command of the Department of Alabama and West Florida, succeeding Major-General Samuel Jones.

29 June 1862: The Department of Alabama and West Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Gulf District of the Western Department.

2 July 1862: The Gulf District was established in the Western Department, comprising the area from the Pearl River to the Apalachicola River and northward to latitude 32 degrees north.

2 July 1862: Brigadier-General John Horace Forney assumed command of the Gulf District.

3 November 1862: The Gulf District was extended northwards to latitude 33 degrees north.

4 November 1862: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General John Horace Forney.

8 December 1862: Brigadier-General William Whann Mackall assumed temporary command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

14 December 1862: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner was appointed to command the Gulf District, arriving on 23 December 1862, to succeed Brigadier-General William Whann Mackall.

23 December 1862: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner arrived to command the Gulf District, succeeding Brigadier-General William Whann Mackall.

27 April 1863: Major-General Franklin Gardner assumed temporary command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

1 May 1863: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed command of the Gulf District.

25 July 1863: The Gulf District transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

25 July 1863: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

28 January 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and Eastern Mississippi.

28 January 1864: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

7 February 1864: The Gulf District was redefined to extend from the mouth of the Pearl River northwards to the 32nd parallel, then east to the Georgia State line and southwards to the Gulf.

8 May 1864: The Gulf District was redefined to have a north-eastern limit at the intersection of the 32nd parallel with a line drawn from the junction of the Coosa and Tallapoosa Rivers to the intersection of the northern boundary of Florida and the Choctawhatchee River, then and along the Choctawhatchee to the Gulf.

26 July 1864: Major-General Franklin Gardner assumed temporary command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

15 August 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General Franklin Gardner.

22 November 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Leadbetter assumed command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

12 December 1864: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed command of the Gulf District, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Leadbetter.

2 May 1865: The Gulf District surrendered.

District of Alabama 1st Version

                12 September 1861-27 January 1862

Jones Mitchell Withers 12 September 1861-27 January 1862

12 September 1861: The District of Alabama was established in Department No 1, comprising the southern parts of Alabama east of the Pascagoula River.

12 September 1861: Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the District of Alabama.

14 October 1861: The District of Alabama transferred from Department No 1 to the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

14 October 1861: Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers retained command of the District of Alabama.

20 December 1861: The District of Alabama was extended to include Pascagoula Bay.

27 January 1862: The District of Alabama was discontinued, and its field forces designated as the Army of Mobile.

District of Alabama 2nd Version

11 March 1865-4 May 1865

Daniel Weisiger Adams 11 March 1865-4 May 1865

11 March 1865: The District of Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana, comprising all of Alabama except the counties on the Gulf Coast.

11 March 1865: Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Alabama.

11 March 1865: The District of Central Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

11 March 1865: The District of Northern Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

4 May 1865: The District of Alabama surrendered.

District of Central Alabama

24 September 1864-11 March 1865

Daniel Weisiger Adams 24 September 1864-11 March 1865

24 September 1864: The District of Central Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana. Its territory was detached from the area of the District of North Alabama.

24 September 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Central Alabama.

11 March 1865: The District of Central Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

District of North Alabama

22 February 1862-27 June 1862

Daniel Ruggles 22 February 1862-27 June 1862

22 February 1862: The District of North Alabama was established in the Western Department.

22 February 1862: Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles was appointed to command the District of North Alabama in the Western Department, arriving on 23 February 1862.

23 February 1862: Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles arrived to command the District of North Alabama.

27 June 1862: The District of North Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Western Department.

District of Northern Alabama

6 February 1864-11 March 1865

Jones Mitchell Withers 6 February 1864-27 July 1864

Daniel Weisiger Adams 27 July 1864-24 September 1864

Philip Dale Roddey 24 September 1864-11 March 1865

6 February 1864: The District of Northern Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi, comprising the area of Alabama north of the 32nd parallel.

6 February 1864: Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the District of Northern Alabama.

27 July 1864: The District of Northern Alabama was reorganised to add the territory of Alabama north of Opelika, Montgomery, Selma, and Demopolis along with the railroad connecting them.

27 July 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Northern Alabama, succeeding Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers.

15 August 1864: The District of Northern Alabama transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams retained command of the District of Northern Alabama.

24 September 1864: The District of Central Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana. Its territory was detached from the area of the District of North Alabama.

24 September 1864: Brigadier-General Philip Dale Roddey assumed command of the District of Northern Alabama, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams.

11 March 1865: The District of Northern Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama.

Kentucky

First Geographical Division

2 September 1861-5 March 1862

Leonidas Polk 2 September 1861-5 March 1862

2 September 1861: The First Geographical Division was established in the Western Department. It comprised western Tennessee and Kentucky running along the line of the Memphis & Louisville Railroad, excluding the city of Nashville, and extending west of the Mississippi River; an operational territory in Kentucky west of the Cumberland River was also included.

2 September 1861: Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of the First Geographical Division in the Western Department.

5 March 1862: The First Geographical Division was discontinued.

Department of Western Kentucky

6 September 1864-25 March 1865

Department of Kentucky

25 March 1865-4 May 1865

Adam Rankin Johnson 6 September 1864-26 September 1864

Hylan Benton Lyon 26 September 1864-4 May 1865

6 September 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky was established.

6 September 1864: Colonel Adam Rankin Johnson assumed command of the Department of Western Kentucky.

26 September 1864: Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon assumed command of the Department of Western Kentucky, succeeding Colonel Adam Rankin Johnson.

3 October 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky transferred from the War Department to the Military Division of the West.

3 October 1864: Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon retained command of the Department of Western Kentucky.

16 December 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon retained command of the Department of Western Kentucky.

25 March 1865: The Department of Western Kentucky was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Kentucky.

25 March 1865: The Department of Kentucky was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

25 March 1865: Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon assumed command of the Department of Kentucky.

4 May 1865: The Department of Kentucky surrendered.

Louisiana

Department of Louisiana

22 February 1861-17 April 1861

District of Louisiana

17 April 1861-27 May 1861

Department No 1

27 May 1861-25 June 1862

Braxton Bragg 22 February 1861-22 March 1861
David Emanuel Twiggs 22 March 1861-16 April 1861
Paul Octave Hébert 16 April 1861-17 April 1861

David Emanuel Twiggs 17 April 1861-7 October 1861 interim 18 October 1861

Mansfield Lovell 7 October 1861-20 June 1862

Earl Van Dorn 20 June 1862-25 June 1862

22 February 1861: The unofficial “Department of Louisiana” was established.

22 February 1861: Louisiana State Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the “Department of Louisiana”.

22 February 1861: The Forces in New Orleans “Army of Louisiana” was established in the “Department of Louisiana”.

22 March 1861: Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs assumed command of the “Department of Louisiana”.

16 April 1861: Colonel Paul Octave Hébert assumed command of the “Department of Louisiana”, succeeding Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs.

17 April 1861: The Forces in New Orleans transferred from the “Department of Louisiana” to the District of Louisiana.

17 April 1861: The “Department of Louisiana” was discontinued, and its territory was transferred to the District of Louisiana.

17 April 1861: The District of Louisiana was established from the territory of the former “Department of Louisiana”.

17 April 1861: Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs assumed command of the District of Louisiana.

17 April 1861: The Forces in New Orleans transferred from the “Department of Louisiana” to the District of Louisiana.

27 May 1861: The District of Louisiana was discontinued, and incorporated into Department No 1.

27 May 1861: Department No 1 was established comprising the state of Louisiana except along the Mississippi River north of the 31st parallel; and also included southern Mississippi and southern Alabama including Mobile. Headquarters were at New Orleans, Louisiana.

27 May 1861: Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs was appointed to command of Department No 1, arriving on 31 May 1861.

27 May 1861: The Forces in New Orleans transferred from the District of Louisiana to Department No 1.

31 May 1861: Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs arrived to command Department No 1.

14 August 1861: Forces in New Orleans was discontinued.

12 September 1861: The District of Alabama was established in Department No 1.

7 October 1861: Major-General Mansfield Lovell was appointed to command Department No 1, arriving on 18 October 1861, to succeed Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs.

14 October 1861: The District of Alabama transferred from Department No 1 to the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

18 October 1861: Major-General Mansfield Lovell arrived to command Department No 1, succeeding Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs.

28 May 1862: Western Louisiana transferred from Department No 1 to the District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

20 June 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of Department No 1, succeeding Major-General Mansfield Lovell.

25 June 1862: Department No 1 was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Western Department.

Mississippi

District of the Mississippi

2 July 1862-11 October 1862

Earl Van Dorn 2 July 1862-5 September 1862

Daniel Ruggles temporary 5 September 1862-1 October 1862

2 July 1862: The District of the Mississippi was established in the Western Department, comprising the area west of the Pearl River from its mouth to Jackson and along the line of the Mississippi Central Railroad to Grand Junction.

2 July 1862: Southern Mississippi was detached from the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to become part of the District of Mississippi.

2 July 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of the District of the Mississippi.

5 September 1862: Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles assumed temporary command of the District of the Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

1 October 1862: The District of the Mississippi was discontinued, and incorporated into theDepartment of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

District of the Tennessee

21 July 1862-25 July 1863

Sterling Price 21 July 1862-27 September 1862

John Porter McCown 27 September 1862-23 February 1863

John King Jackson 23 February 1863-25 July 1863

21 July 1862: The District of the Tennessee was established in the Western Department, comprising northwestern Alabama and the portion of Mississippi north of the 32nd parallel and east of the Pearl River and of the Mississippi Central Railroad from Jackson to Grand Junction.

21 July 1862: Major-General Sterling Price assumed command of the District of the Tennessee.

27 September 1862: Major-General John Porter McCown assumed command of the District of the Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Sterling Price.

23 February 1863: Brigadier-General John King Jackson assumed command of the District of the Tennessee, succeeding Major-General John Porter McCown.

25 July 1863: The District of the Tennessee was discontinued.

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana 1st Version

26 May 1862-1 October 1862

Earl Van Dorn 26 May 1862-4 September 1862

Vacant 5 September 1862-1 October 1862

26 May 1862: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Western Department.

26 May 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

26 June 1862: The First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established.

26 June 1862: The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established.

26 June 1862: The Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established.

2 July 1862: Southern Mississippi was detached from the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to become part of the District of Mississippi.

5 September 1862: Command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana became vacant.

1 October 1862: The First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

1 October 1862: The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

1 October 1862: The Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

1 October 1862: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana

21 October 1862-2 September 1863

Daniel Ruggles 21 October 1862-2 September 1863

21 October 1862: District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established comprising Mississippi east of the Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad and the New Orleans & Jackson Railroad excluding the counties along the Gulf Coast.

21 October 1862: Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles assumed command of District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

2 September 1863: District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana

21 October 1862-2 September 1863

Martin Luther Smith 21 October 1862-1 December 1862

Carter Littlepage Stevenson 1 December 1862-4 July 1863

Vacant 4 July 1863-2 September 1863

21 October 1862: District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established comprising the area between the Mississippi & Tennessee Railroad, the Mississippi River and the Big Black River.

21 October 1862: Brigadier-General Martin Luther Smith assumed command of District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

1 December 1862: Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson assumed command of District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

4 July 1863: Command of District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana became vacant.

2 September 1863: District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

District Three Port Hudson District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

21 October 1862-9 July 1863

William Nelson Rector Beall 21 October 1862-28 December 1862

Franklin Gardner 28 December 1862-9 July 1863

21 October 1862: District Three Port Hudson District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established comprising the area between the New Orleans & Jackson Railroad, the Mississippi River and the Big Black River, and the Gulf counties of Mississippi.

21 October 1862: Brigadier-General William Nelson Rector Beall assumed command of District Three or Port Hudson District of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

28 December 1862: Major-General Franklin Gardner assumed command of District Three Port Hudson of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Brigadier-General William Nelson Rector Beall.

9 July 1863: District Three Port Hudson District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana

1 April 1863-2 September 1863

John Adams 1 April 1863-2 September 1863

1 April 1863: District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established comprising the vicinity of Jackson, Mississippi.

1 April 1863: Brigadier-General John Adams assumed command of District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

2 September 1863: District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana

9 March 1863-2 September 1863

James Ronald Chalmers 9 March 1863-2 September 1863

9 March 1863: District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established comprising the two northern tiers of counties in Mississippi from New Albany to the Mississippi River.

9 March 1863: Brigadier-General James Ronald Chalmers assumed command of District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

2 September 1863: District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued.

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

5 March 1864-25 January 1865

District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee

25 January 1865-3 February 1865

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana Second Version

3 February 1865-4 May 1865

Thomas Hart Taylor 5 March 1864-5 April 1864

John S Scott 5 April 1864-2 August 1864

St John Richardson Liddell 2 August 1864-4 August 1864 interim 25 August 1864

George Baird Hodge 4 August 1864-15 August 1864

St John Richardson Liddell interim 15 August 1864-25 August 1864

George Baird Hodge 15 August 1864-24 September 1864 interim 6 October 1864

Franklin Gardner 24 September 1864-3 October 1864

George Baird Hodge interim 3 October 1864-6 October 1864

Franklin Gardner 3 October 1864-16 December 1864

Franklin Gardner 16 December 1864-15 January 1865

William Thompson Martin 15 January 1865-25 January 1865

Nathan Bedford Forrest 25 January 1865-3 February 1865

Daniel Weisiger Adams 3 February 1865-14 March 1865,

George Baird Hodge 14 March 1865-1 April 1865

William Feimster Tucker 1 April 1865-4 May 1865

5 March 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

5 March 1864: Colonel Thomas Hart Taylor assumed command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

5 April 1864: Colonel John S Scott assumed command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Colonel Thomas Hart Taylor.

2 August 1864: Brigadier-General St John Richardson Liddell was appointed to command the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Colonel John S Scott.

4 August 1864: Colonel George Baird Hodge was appointed to command the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, arriving on 25 August 1864, to succeed Brigadier-General St John Richardson Liddell.

15 August 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: Brigadier-General St John Richardson Liddell retained interim command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

25 August 1864: Colonel George Baird Hodge arrived to command the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Brigadier-General St John Richardson Liddell.

24 September 1864: Major-General Franklin Gardner was appointed to command the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, arriving on 6 October 1864, to succeed Colonel George Baird Hodge.

24 September 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

6 October 1864: Major General Franklin Gardner arrived to command the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Colonel George Baird Hodge.

6 November 1864: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

15 January 1865: The District of West Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

15 January 1865: Major-General William Thompson Martin assumed command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Major-General Franklin Gardner.

25 January 1865: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was discontinued, and renamed the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

25 January 1865: The District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

25 January 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

25 January 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

25 January 1865: Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest assumed command of the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

3 February 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee.

3 February 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee to the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: The District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee was discontinued, and reorganised into the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee and the District of South Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee to the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. The parts of the state of Mississippi not in the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee or the District of the Gulf were incorporated in the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

14 March 1865: Colonel George Baird Hodge assumed command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams.

1 April 1865: Brigadier-General William Feimster Tucker assumed command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, succeeding Colonel George Baird Hodge.

4 May 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi surrendered.

4 May 1865: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana surrendered.

First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

28 June 1862-1 October 1862

Daniel Ruggles 26 June 1862-4 September 1862

Vacant 5 September 1862-1 October 1862

26 June 1862: The First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established. It comprised Louisiana east of the Mississippi River and the Gulf counties of Mississippi.

26 June 1862: Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles assumed temporary command of the First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

5 September 1862: Command of the First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana became vacant.

1 October 1862: The First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

26 June 1862-1 October 1862

William Nelson Rector Beall 26 June 1862-1 October 1862

26 June 1862: The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established. It comprised all counties in Mississippi below the 32nd parallel except those along the Gulf coast.

26 June 1862: Brigadier-General William Nelson Rector Beall assumed command of the Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

1 October 1862: The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

26 June 1862-1 October 1862

Martin Luther Smith 26 June 1862-1 October 1862

26 June 1862: The Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established. It comprised all counties in Mississippi between the 32nd parallel and 33rd parallel.

26 June 1862: Brigadier-General Martin Luther Smith assumed command of the Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.
1 October 1862: The Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

Sub-District of Northern Mississippi

6 November 1864-3 February 1865

William Wirt Adams 6 November 1864-3 February 1865

6 November 1864: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

6 November 1864: Brigadier-General William Wirt Adams assumed command of the Sub-District of Northern Mississippi.

25 January 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

25 January 1865: Brigadier-General William Wirt Adams retained command of the Sub-District of Northern Mississippi.

25 January 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

25 January 1865: Brigadier-General William Wirt Adams retained command of the Sub-District of Northern Mississippi.

3 February 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee.

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

24 September 1864-4 May 1865

George Baird Hodge 24 September 1864-15 March 1865

Benjamin Grubb Humphreys 15 March 1865-9 April 1865

Vacant 9 April 1865-4 May 1865

24 September 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

24 September 1864: Colonel George Baird Hodge assumed command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi.

16 December 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

16 December 1864: Colonel George Baird Hodge retained command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi.

25 January 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee.

25 January 1865: Colonel George Baird Hodge retained command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi.

3 February 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred from the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee to the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

3 February 1865: Colonel George Baird Hodge retained command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi.

15 March 1865: Brigadier-General Benjamin Grubb Humphreys assumed command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi, succeeding Colonel George Baird Hodge.

9 April 1865: Command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi became vacant.

4 May 1865: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi surrendered.

Defences of Vicksburg Mississippi

28 December 1862-4 July 1863

Martin Luther Smith 28 December 1862-4 July 1863

28 December 1862: The Defences of Vicksburg was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

28 December 1862: Major-General Martin Luther Smith assumed command of the Defences of Vicksburg.

4 July 1863: The Defences of Vicksburg was discontinued.

District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee

3 February 1865-4 May 1865

Marcus Joseph Wright 3 February 1865-4 May 1865

3 February 1865: The District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana. It comprised the parts of Mississippi north of the counties of Noxubee, Winston, Attala, Holmes and Washington.

3 February 1865: Brigadier-General Marcus Joseph Wright assumed command of the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee.

4 May 1865: The District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee surrendered.

North Carolina

District of Western North Carolina

18 September 1863-26 April 1865

Robert Brank Vance 18 September 1863-18 November 1863

Joseph Benjamin Palmer 18 November 1863-4 December 1863

Robert Brank Vance 4 December 1863-14 January 1864

James Green Martin 14 January 1864-26 April 1865

18 September 1863: The District of Western North Carolina was established in the Department of Tennessee.

18 September 1863: Brigadier-General Robert Brank Vance assumed command of the District of Western North Carolina.

18 November 1863: Colonel Joseph Benjamin Palmer assumed command of the District of Western North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Robert Brank Vance.

4 December 1863: Brigadier-General Robert Brank Vance assumed command of the District of Western North Carolina, succeeding Colonel Joseph Benjamin Palmer.

14 January 1864: Brigadier-General James Green Martin assumed command of the District of Western North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Robert Brank Vance.

15 August 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

15 August 1864: Brigadier-General James Green Martin retained command of the District of Western North Carolina.

26 April 1865: The District of Western North Carolina surrendered.

Tennessee

District of East Tennessee

26 July 1861-26 February 1862

Department of East Tennessee

26 February 1862-25 July 1863

District of East Tennessee

25 July 1863-2 May 1864

Felix Kirk Zollicoffer 26 July 1861-10 September 1861-11 November 1861 interim to 8 December 1861

George Bibb Crittenden 11 November 1861-25 February 1862

Edmund Kirby Smith 25 February 1862-24 August 1862 interim 1 September 1862

John Porter McCown 24 August 1862-19 September 1862 interim 23 September 1862

Samuel Jones 19 September 1862-27 September 1862-20 October 1862

Edmund Kirby Smith 20 October 1862-11 November 1862

Henry Heth 11 November 1862-23 December 1862

Edmund Kirby Smith 23 December 1862-17 January 1863

William George Mackey Davis temporary 17 January 1863-4 February 1863

Daniel Smith Donelson 17 January 1863-15 February 1863 interim 17 April 1863

Vacant 17 April 1863-25 April 1863

Dabney Herndon Maury 15 February 1863-27 April 1863 interim 12 May 1863

Simon Bolivar Buckner 27 April 1863-26 June 1863

William Preston temporary 26 June 1863-25 July 1863

Simon Bolivar Buckner temporary 25 July 1863-3 September 1863

Samuel Jones temporary 3 September 1863-3 December 1863

James Longstreet 3 December 1863-8 March 1864

Simon Bolivar Buckner temporary 8 March 1864-18 March 1864

James Longstreet 18 March 1864-7 April 1864 interim 12 April 1864

Simon Bolivar Bucker 7 April 1864-22 April 1864, Vacant 23 April 1864-2 May 1864

26 July 1861: The District of East Tennessee was established comprising the territory around Knoxville.

26 July 1861: Brigadier-General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer assumed command of the District of East Tennessee.

10 September 1861: The District of East Tennessee transferred from the War Department to the Western Department.

10 September 1861: Brigadier-General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer retained command of the District of East Tennessee.

11 November 1861: Major-General George Bibb Crittenden was appointed to command the District of East Tennessee, arriving on 8 December 1861.

8 December 1861: Major-General George Bibb Crittenden arrived to command the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer.

25 February 1862: The District of East Tennessee was discontinued.

26 February 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was established comprising the parts of Tennessee east of Chattanooga and the territory of the former District of East Tennessee, with headquarters at Knoxville.

26 February 1862: Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 9 March 1862.

9 March 1862: Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith arrived to command of the Department of East Tennessee.

9 March 1862: The Army of East Tennessee was established in the Department of Eastern Tennessee.

21 March 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended southwards to include Chattanooga.

3 June 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended to include North Carolina west of the Blue Ridge, with territory taken from the Department of North Carolina.

18 July 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended by adding the parts of Georgia north of Atlanta and West Point.

16 August 1862: The Army of East Tennessee was discontinued.

16 August 1862: The Army of Kentucky was established in the Department of East Tennessee, comprising forces in Kentucky and eastern Tennessee from the Army of East Tennessee.

24 August 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended to include North Carolina west of the Blue Ridge.

24 August 1862: Major-General John Porter McCown assumed temporary command of the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 1 September 1862.

1 September 1862: Major-General John Porter McCown arrived to temporary command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith.

12 September 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended by adding the area east of the Hiwassee River. The area west of the Hiwassee River was added to the Western Department.

19 September 1862: Major-General Samuel Jones was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 23 September 1862.

23 September 1862: Major-General Samuel Jones arrived to command the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General John Porter McCown.

27 September 1862: Major-General John Porter McCown assumed command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Samuel Jones.

20 October 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended with more territory north of Chattanooga, which was detached from the Western Department.

20 October 1862: Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith assumed command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General John Porter McCown.

4 November 1862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Military Division of the West.

4 November 1862: Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of the Department of East Tennessee.

11 November 1862: Major-General Henry Heth assumed command of the Department of East Tennessee.

 7 December 1862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Military Division of the West to the Western Department.

7 December 1862: Major-General Henry Heth retained command of the Department of East Tennessee.

23 December 1862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the War Department.

23 December 1862: Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith assumed command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Heth.

17 January 1863: Major-General Daniel Smith Donelson was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 4 February 1863.

17 January 1863: Brigadier-General William George Mackey Davis assumed temporary command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith.

17 January 1863: The District of Abingdon transferred from the Trans-Allegheny Department to the Department of East Tennessee.

4 February 1863: Major-General Daniel Smith Donelson arrived to command the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General William George Mackey Davis.

15 February 1863: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 25 April 1863, to succeed Major-General Daniel Smith Donelson.

17 April 1863: Command of the Department of East Tennessee became vacant.

25 April 1863: Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury arrived to command the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Daniel Smith Donelson.

27 April 1863: The Department of East Tennessee was extended in Tennessee and the south-western tip of Virginia was also added.

27 April 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 12 May 1863, to succeed Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

12 May 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner arrived to command the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

8 June 1863: The Department of East Tennessee was reorganised with the western limit was defined as the Little Tennessee River to Kingston, along the Clinch River to Emery Creek, and along the Cumberland Mountains to Cumberland Gap.

26 June 1863: Brigadier General William Preston assumed temporary command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

23 July 1863: The District of Abingdon transferred from the Department of East Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee.

23 July 1863: III Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising the field forces formerly in the Department of East Tennessee and the former Army of East Tennessee.

25 July 1863: The Department of East Tennessee was discontinued, and renamed the District of East Tennessee.

25 July 1863: The District of East Tennessee was established within the territory of the Department of Tennessee but reporting directly to the War Department.

25 July 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed temporary command of the District of East Tennessee.

September 3 863: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed temporary command of the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

5 September 1863: The Trans-Allegheny Department was extended to include the portion of southwestern Virginia formerly belonging to the Department of East Tennessee and the forces east of Knoxville.

3 December 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet assumed command of the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Samuel Jones.

3 December 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from the operational control of the Army of Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee.

7 January 1864: The District of Abingdon was discontinued.

8 March 1864: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed temporary command of the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

18 March 1864: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet assumed command of the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

7 April 1864: I Corps Northern Virginia returned from operational attachment to the District of Tennessee to the Army of Northern Virginia.

7 April 1864: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner was appointed to command the District of East Tennessee, arriving on 12April 1864, to succeed Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

12 April 1864: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner arrived to command the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

23 April 1864: Command of the District of East Tennessee became vacant.

23 April 1864:  The Trans-Allegheny Department took control of the territory of the District of East Tennessee.

2 May 1864: The District of East Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Trans-Allegheny Department.

District of Middle Tennessee

27 September 1862-20 November 1862

Samuel Jones 27 September 1862-20 November 1862

27 September 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee was established in the Western Department comprising central Tennessee and Alabama north of the Tennessee River.

27 September 1862: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the District of Middle Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee was discontinued.

District of West Tennessee

14 November 1863-15 January 1865

Nathan Bedford Forrest 14 November 1863-15 January 1865

14 November 1863: The District of West Tennessee was established in the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

14 November 1863: Brigadier-General Nathan Bedford Forrest assumed command of the District of West Tennessee.

28 January 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi.

28 January 1864: Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained command of the District of West Tennessee.

15 August 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi, and Eastern Louisiana.

15 August 1864: Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained command of the District of West Tennessee.

15 January 1865: The District of West Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

Major Armies

Army of Mississippi 1st Version

5 March 1862-20 November 1862

Army of Tennessee

20 November 1862-26 April 1865

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 5 March 1862-29 March 1862

Albert Sidney Johnston 29 March 1862-6 April 1862

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 6 April 1862-6 May 1862 interim 7 May 1862

Braxton Bragg temporary 6 May 1862-26 June 1862, 27 June 1862-6 July 1862

William Joseph Hardee temporary 6 July 1862-15 August 1862

Braxton Bragg 15 August 1862-28 September 1862

Leonidas Polk temporary 28 September 1862-7 November 1862

Braxton Bragg 7 November 1862-2 December 1863

William Joseph Hardee temporary 2 December 1863-16 December 1863 interim 22 December 1863

Leonidas Polk interim 22 December 1863-27 December 1863

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 16 December 1863-18 July 1864

John Bell Hood 18 July 1864-14 January 1865

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard temporary 14 January 1865-23 January 1865

Richard Taylor 23 January 1865-22 February 1865

Daniel Harvey Hill 22 February 1865-27 February 1865

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 7 February 1865-16 March 1865

Alexander Peter Stewart temporary 16 March 1865-9 April 1865

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 9 April 1865-26 April 1865

5 March 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Western Department.

5 March 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was appointed to command the Army of Mississippi, arriving on 17 March 1862.
5 March 1862: The First Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: The Second Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

17 March 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command the Army of Mississippi.

29 March 1862: The Army of Central Kentucky was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of Mississippi.

29 March 1862: General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

29 March 1862: First Grand Division Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed I Corps Mississippi.

29 March 1862: I Corps Mississippi was established from First Grand Division Mississippi.

29 March 1862: Second Grand Division Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed II Corps Mississippi.

29 March 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established from First Grand Division Mississippi.

29 March 1862: III Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

6 April 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding General Albert Sidney Johnston.

6 May 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed temporary command of the Army of Mississippi, arriving on 7 May 1862, to succeed General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

7 May 1862: General Braxton Bragg arrived to temporary command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

27 June 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed full command of the Army of Mississippi.

6 July 1862: Major-General William Joseph Hardee assumed temporary command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

15 August 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding Major-General William Joseph Hardee.
15 August 1862: I Corps Mississippi was discontinued and renamed Right Wing Mississippi.
15 August 1862: Right Wing Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising forces from I Corps Mississippi.
15 August 1862: II Corps Mississippi was discontinued and its forces merged with III Corps Mississippi to become Left Wing Mississippi.

15 August 1862: Left Wing Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising forces from II Corps Mississippi and III Corps Mississippi.

15 August 1862: III Corps Mississippi was discontinued and merged with II Corps Mississippi to become Left Wing Mississippi.

September 28 19862: Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed temporary command of the Army of Mississippi.

8 October 1862: The Army of Kentucky was subordinated temporarily to the Army of Mississippi for the duration of operations in Kentucky.

13 October 1862: III Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising the forces of the Army of Kentucky, and retained both names concurrently.

28 October 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was established from forces taken from Reserve Corps Mississippi.

7 November 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

7 November 1862: Right Wing Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed I Corps Mississippi.

7 November 1862: I Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Right Wing Mississippi. 7 November 1862: Left Wing Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed II Corps Mississippi.

7 November 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Left Wing Mississippi.

20 November 1862: I Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed as I Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: II Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed II Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: III Corps Mississippi Army of Kentucky was discontinued, and renamed as Smith’s Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed the Army of Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The Army of Tennessee was established in the Western Department, incorporating the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Kentucky.

20 November 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the Army of Tennessee.

20 November 1862: I Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee from I Corps Mississippi.

20 November 1862: II Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee from II Corps Mississippi.

20 November 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

23 December 1862: Smith’s III Corps Tennessee was discontinued. The force continued to be referred to unofficially as the “Army of Kentucky”.

16 March 1863: “Cavalry Corps” was established unofficially in the Army of Tennessee.

23 July 1863: III Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising the field forces of the Department of East Tennessee and the former Army of East Tennessee.

25 July 1863: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Tennessee.

23 August 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee.

9 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia was subordinated temporarily to the Army of Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Right Wing Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising comprised I Corps Northern Virginia, Major-General Bushrod Tyler Johnson’s division, III Corps Tennessee, and Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman’s division from I Corps Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Left Wing Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising II Corps Tennessee, Reserve Corps Tennessee, and Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham’s division from I Corps Tennessee.

19 September 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred to Left Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred to Left Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee transferred to Left Wing Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Right Wing Tennessee was discontinued.

21 September 1863: Left Wing Tennessee was discontinued.

21 September 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred from Left Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred from Left Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee transferred from Left Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

29 September 1863: Cavalry Corps was established officially in the Army of Tennessee, comprising forces in the hitherto unofficial Cavalry Corps Tennessee.

29 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was attached temporarily to I Corps Northern Virginia for operations in Eastern Tennessee.

31 October 1863: III Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into I Corps Tennessee and II Corps Tennessee.

4 November 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into I Corps Tennessee.

2 December 1863: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed temporary command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

3 December 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from the Army of Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee.

16 December 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was appointed to command the Army of Tennessee, arriving on 27 December 1863, to succeed Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

22 December 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed temporary command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

27 December 1863: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston arrived to command the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

4 May 1864: III Corps Tennessee was re-established from the former Army of Mississippi. It continued to be referred to unofficially as the “Army of Mississippi”.

18 July 1864: General John Bell Hood assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

15 August 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

15 August 1864: General John Bell Hood retained command of the Army of Tennessee.

14 January 1865: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed temporary command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding General John Bell Hood.

23 January 1865: Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

22 February 1865: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Department of Tennessee and Georgia to the Army of the South.

22 February 1865: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor.

27 February 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

16 March 18645: Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed temporary command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding General Joseph Eggleston Johnston.

9 April 1865: The Army of Tennessee was reorganised to incorporate all forces of the Army of the South.

9 April 1865: The Army of Tennessee was subordinated to the War Department.

9 April 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart.

26 April 1865: I Corps Tennessee surrendered.

26 April 1865: II Corps Tennessee surrendered.

26 April 1865: III Corps Tennessee surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Army of Tennessee surrendered.

“Army of the South”

22 February 1865-9 April 1865

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 22 February 1865-9 April 1865

22 February 1865: The “Army of the South” was named unofficially to describe all commands united under the direction of General Joseph Eggleston Johnston, in the Department of Tennessee and Georgia and the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

22 February 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed command of the Army of the South.

22 February 1865: The Army of Tennessee was subordinated to the Army of the South.

6 March 1865: The field forces of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia were subordinated to the Army of the South.

9 April 1865: The Army of the South was discontinued and all its forces incorporated into the Army of Tennessee.

Minor Armies, Corps, and equivalents

Army of Central Kentucky

18 September 1861-29 March 1862

Simon Bolivar Buckner 18 September 1861-28 October 1861
Albert Sidney Johnston 28 October 1861-4 December 1861 interim 5 December 1861

William Joseph Hardee temporary 4 December 1861-18 December 1861

Albert Sidney Johnston 18 December 1861-1 January 1862

William Joseph Hardee 1 January 1862-23 February 1862 interim 27 February 1862

Albert Sidney Johnston 23 February 1862-29 March 1862

18 September 1861: The Army of Central Kentucky or, Central Army of Kentucky was established in the Western Department, comprising the forces formerly known as the “Central Division of Kentucky” or the “Army Corps of Central Kentucky”.

18 September 1861: Brigadier-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed command of the Army of Central Kentucky in the Western Department.

28 October 1861: General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Army of Central Kentucky, succeeding Brigadier-General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

4 December 1861: Major-General William Joseph Hardee appointed to temporary command of the Army of Central Kentucky, arriving on 5 December 1861.

5 December 1861: Major-General William Joseph Hardee arrived to temporary command of the Army of Central Kentucky, commanding interim for General Albert Sidney Johnston.

18 December 1861: General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Army of Central Kentucky, succeeding Major-General William Joseph Hardee.

1 January 1862: Major-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of the Army of Central Kentucky, succeeding General Albert Sidney Johnston.

23 February 1862: General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Army of Central Kentucky, arriving on 27 February 1862.

27 February 1862: General Albert Sidney Johnston arrived to command the Army of Central Kentucky, succeeding Major-General William Joseph Hardee.

29 March 1862: The Army of Central Kentucky was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of Mississippi.

Army of Eastern Kentucky

1 November 1862-8 March 1862

Army of East Tennessee

8 March 1862-16 August 1862

Army of Kentucky

16 August 1862-13 October 1862

III Corps Mississippi 2nd Version / Army of Kentucky

13 October 1862-20 November 1862

Smith’s Corps Tennessee / Army of Kentucky

20 November 1862-23 December 1862

III Corps Tennessee 1st Version

23 July 1863-31 October 1863

Humphrey Marshall 1 November 1861-8 March 1862

Edmund Kirby Smith 8 March 1862-23 July 1863

Simon Bolivar Buckner 23 July 1863-25 July 1863, temporary 25 July 1863-2 September 1863, 3 September 1863-19 September 1863

Simon Bolivar Buckner 19 September 1863-31 October 1863

1 November 1861: The Army of Eastern Kentucky was established in the Western Department, to defend Cumberland Gap and eastern Kentucky.

1 November 1861: Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall assumed command of the Army of Eastern Kentucky.

8 March 1862: The Army of Eastern Kentucky was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of East Tennessee.

8 March 1862: The Army of East Tennessee was established in the Department of Eastern Tennessee from the Army of Eastern Kentucky.

8 March 1862: Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith assumed command of the Army of East Tennessee.

16 August 1862: The Army of East Tennessee was discontinued.

16 August 1862: The Army of Kentucky was established in the Department of East Tennessee, comprising forces in Kentucky and eastern Tennessee from the Army of East Tennessee.

16 August 1862: Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith assumed command of the Army of Kentucky.

8 October 1862: The Army of Kentucky was renamed as III Corps Mississippi and transferred temporarily to the Army of Mississippi.

8 October 1862: Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of the Army of Kentucky.

13 October 1862: III Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising the forces of the Army of Kentucky, while retaining both names concurrently.

13 October 1862: III Corps Mississippi was re-established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising the forces of the Army of Kentucky, and retained both names concurrently.

13 October 1862: Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of III Corps Mississippi Army of Kentucky, while retaining the name of Army of Kentucky concurrently.

20 November 1862: III Corps Mississippi Army of Kentucky was discontinued, and renamed as Smith’s Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: Smith’s Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee from III Corps Mississippi Army of Kentucky. The force continued to be referred to unofficially as the “Army of Kentucky”.

20 November 1862: Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of Smith’s Corps Tennessee.

23 December 1862: Smith’s III Corps Tennessee was discontinued.

23 July 1863: III Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising the field forces of the Department of East Tennessee and the former Army of East Tennessee.

23 July 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed temporary command of III Corps Tennessee.

25 July 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee.

25 July 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner retained temporary command of III Corps Tennessee.

3 September 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed full command of III Corps Tennessee.

19 September 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner retained command of III Corps Tennessee.

21 September 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner retained command of III Corps Tennessee.

31 October 1863: III Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into I Corps Tennessee and II Corps Tennessee.

Army of Middle Tennessee

28 October 1862

John Cabell Breckinridge 28 October 1862-20 November 1862

28 October 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was established from forces taken from Reserve Corps Mississippi.

28 October 1862: Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed command of the Army of Middle Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

Left Wing Tennessee

19 September 1863-21 September 1863

Leonidas Polk 19 September 1863-21 September 1863

19 September 1863: Left Wing Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee,

19 September 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of Left Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Left Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Left Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Left Wing Tennessee.

21 September 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred from Left Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.
21 September 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred from Left Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee transferred from Left Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Left Wing Tennessee was discontinued.

Right Wing Tennessee

19 September 1863-21 September 1863

James Longstreet 19 September 1863-21 September 1863

19 September 1863: Right Wing Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising comprised I Corps Northern Virginia reinforced by Major-General Bushrod Tyler Johnson’s division, III Corps Tennessee and Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman’s division from I Corps Tennessee.

19 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet assumed command of Right Wing Tennessee.

21 September 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to the Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Right Wing Tennessee was discontinued.

First Grand Division Mississippi

5 March 1862-29 March 1862

I Corps Mississippi 1st Version

29 March 1862-15 August 1862

Right Wing Mississippi

15 August 1862-7 November 1862

I Corps Mississippi 1st Version

7 November 1862-20 November 1862

I Corps Tennessee

20 November 1862-26 April 1865

Leonidas Polk 5 March 1862-24 October 1862

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham 24 October 1862-7 November 1862

Leonidas Polk 7 November 1862-20 November 1862

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham interim 20 November 1862-26 November 1862

Leonidas Polk 20 November 1862-29 September 1863

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary 29 September 1863-23 October 1863

William Joseph Hardee 23 October 1863-2 December 1863

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham 2 December 1863-27 December 1863

William Joseph Hardee 27 December 1863-31 August 1864

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary 31 August 1864-1 September 1864

William Joseph Hardee 1 September 1864-2 September 1864

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne 2 September 1864-28 September 1864

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham 28 September 1864-23 February 1865

William Joseph Hardee 23 February 1865-16 March 1865

Daniel Harvey Hill temporary 16 March 1865-9 April 1865

William Joseph Hardee 9 April 1865-26 April 1865

5 March 1862: The First Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of First Grand Division Mississippi.

29 March 1862: First Grand Division Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed I Corps Mississippi.

29 March 1862: I Corps Mississippi was established from First Grand Division Mississippi in the Army of Mississippi.

29 March 1862: Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of I Corps Mississippi.

15 August 1862: I Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed Right Wing Mississippi.

15 August 1862: Right Wing Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising forces from I Corps Mississippi.

15 August 1862: Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of Right Wing Mississippi.

24 October 1862: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed temporary command of Right Wing Mississippi.

7 November 1862: Right Wing Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed I Corps Mississippi.

7 November 1862: I Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Right Wing Mississippi.

7 November 1862: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of I Corps Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

20 November 1862: I Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed as I Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: I Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee from I Corps Mississippi.

20 November 1862: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk was appointed to command I Corps Tennessee, arriving on 26 November 1862.

20 November 1862: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham retained interim command of I Corps Tennessee.

26 November 1862: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk arrived to command I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

19 September 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of I Corps Tennessee.

21 September 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee.

Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of I Corps Tennessee.

29 September 1863: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed temporary command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Leonidas Polk.

23 October 1863: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

31 October 1863: III Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces were incorporated into I Corps Tennessee and II Corps Tennessee.

4 November 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into I Corps Tennessee.

2 December 1863: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

27 December 1863: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

31 August 1864: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed temporary command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

1 September 1864: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

2 September 1864: Major-General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne assumed temporary command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

28 September 1864: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne.

23 February 1865: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

16 March 1865: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed temporary command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

9 April 1865: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of I Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

26 April 1865: I Corps Tennessee surrendered.

Second Grand Division Mississippi

5 March 1862-29 March 1862

II Corps Mississippi 1st Version

29 March 1862-15 August 1862

Left Wing Mississippi

15 August 1862-7 November 1862

II Corps Mississippi 1st Version

7 November 1862-20 November 1862

II Corps Tennessee

20 November 1862-26 April 1865

Braxton Bragg 5 March 1862-6 May 1862

Thomas Carmichael Hindman temporary 6 May 1862-2 June 1862

Samuel Jones 2 June 1862-15 August 1862

William Joseph Hardee 15 August 1862-20 November 1862-19 July 1863 interim 24 July 1863

Daniel Harvey Hill 19 July 1863-15 October 1863

John Cabell Breckinridge temporary 15 October 1863-7 November 1863, 8 November 1863-15 December 1863

Thomas Carmichael Hindman 15 December 1863-9 February 1864 interim 28 February 1864

John Bell Hood 9 February 1864-18 July 1864

Carter Littlepage Stevenson temporary 18 July 1864-19 July 1864

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary 19 July 1864-27 July 1864

Stephen Dill Lee 27 July 1864-17 December 1864

Carter Littlepage Stevenson temporary 17 December 1864-22 February 1865

Braxton Bragg 22 February 1865-9 April 1865

Stephen Dill Lee 9 April 1865-26 April 1865

5 March 1862: The Second Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: Major-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of Second Grand Division Mississippi.

29 March 1862: Second Grand Division Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed II Corps Mississippi.

29 March 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established from Second Grand Division Mississippi.

29 March 1862: Major-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of II Corps Mississippi.

6 May 1862: Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman assumed temporary command of II Corps Mississippi, succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

2 June 1862: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of II Corps Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman.

27 June 1862: The Army of Mobile was discontinued, and its field forces incorporated into II Corps Mississippi.

15 August 1862: II Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and its forces merged with III Corps Mississippi to become Left Wing Mississippi.

15 August 1762: Left Wing Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising forces from II Corps Mississippi and III Corps Mississippi.

15 August 1862: Major-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of Left Wing Mississippi.

7 November 1862: Left Wing Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed II Corps Mississippi.

7 November 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Left Wing Mississippi.

7 November 1862: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee retained command of II Corps Mississippi.

20 November 1862: II Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed II Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: II Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee from II Corps Mississippi.

20 November 1862: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of II Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and its forces were incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

20 November 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

19 July 1863: Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill was appointed to command II Corps Tennessee, arriving on 24 July 1863, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

24 July 1863: Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill arrived to command II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

19 September 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred from the Army of Tennessee to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill retained command of II Corps Tennessee

21 September 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee,

21 September 1863: Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill retained command of II Corps Tennessee.

15 October 1863: Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed temporary command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

31 October 1863: III Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into I Corps Tennessee and II Corps Tennessee.

8 November 1863: Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed full command of II Corps Tennessee.

15 December 1863: Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman assumed command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge.

9 February 1864: Lieutenant-General John Bell Hood was appointed to command II Corps Tennessee, arriving on 28 February 1864.

28 February 1864: Lieutenant-General John Bell Hood arrived to command II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman.

18 July 1864: Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson assumed temporary command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General John Bell Hood.

19 July 1864: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed temporary command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson.

27 July 1864: Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee assumed command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

17 December 1864: Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson assumed temporary command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee.

22 February 1865: General Braxton Bragg assumed command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson.

9 April 1865: Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee assumed command of II Corps Tennessee, succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

26 April 1865: II Corps Tennessee surrendered.

III Corps Mississippi 1st Version

29 March 1862-15 August 1862

William Joseph Hardee 29 March 1862-15 August 1862

29 March 1862: III Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

29 March 1862: Major-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of III Corps Mississippi.

15 August 1862: III Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and merged with II Corps Mississippi to join Left Wing Mississippi.

Forces in Missouri

2 July 1861-4 August 1861

Western Army Missouri

4 August 1861-19 January 1862

Army of the West

19 January 1862-28 September 1862

Army of West Tennessee

28 September 1862-7 December 1862

Army of Mississippi 2nd Version

7 December 1862-4 July 1863

“Army of Mississippi” 3rd Version

30 July 1863-4 May 1864

III Corps Tennessee 2nd Version

4 May 1864-26 April 1865

Benjamin McCulloch 2 July 1861-3 August 1861

William Joseph Hardee 3 August 1861-4 August 1861

Benjamin McCulloch 4 August 1861-4 March 1862

Earl Van Dorn 19 January 1862-20 June 1862 interim 25 June 1862

John Porter McCown temporary 20 June 1862-26 June 1862

Dabney Herndon Maury 26 June 1862-6 July 1862

Sterling Price 6 July 1862-28 September 1862

Earl Van Dorn 28 September 1862-24 November 1862

John Clifford Pemberton 7 December 1862-9 December 1862

Earl Van Dorn temporary 9 December 1862-17 December 1862

John Clifford Pemberton 17 December 1862-4 July 1863

William Joseph Hardee 30 July 1863-23 October 1863

Leonidas Polk 23 October 1863-14 June 1864

Alexander Peter Stewart temporary 14 June 1864

William Wing Loring temporary 14 June 1864-29 July 1864

Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary 29 July 1864-15 August 1864

Alexander Peter Stewart temporary 15 August 1864-16 March 1865

Edward Cary Walthall temporary 16 March 1865-9 April 1865

Alexander Peter Stewart 9 April 1865-26 April 1865

2 July 1861: The Forces in Missouri was established in the Western Department.

2 July 1861: Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of Forces in Missouri.

3 August 1861: Brigadier-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of Forces in Missouri, succeeding Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch.

4 August 1861: The Forces in Missouri was discontinued, and incorporated into the Western Army.

4 August 1861: The “Western Army” was established unofficially in the Western Department, comprising the former Forces in Missouri.

4 August 1861: Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of the “Western Army”.

19 January 1862: The “Western Army” was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of the West

19 January 1862: The Army of the West was established in the Western Department.

19 January 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn was appointed to command of the Army of the West, arriving on 4 March 1862.

19 January 1862: Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed interim command of the Army of the West.

4 March 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn arrived to command the Army of the West, succeeding Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch.

17 March 1862: The Missouri State Guard was incorporated into the Army of the West.

20 June 1862: Brigadier-General John Porter McCown assumed temporary command of the Army of the West, arriving on 25 June 1862.

25 June 1862: Brigadier-General John Porter McCown arrived to temporary command of the Army of the West, succeeding Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

26 June 1862: Brigadier-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed temporary command of the Army of the West, succeeding Brigadier-General John Porter McCown.

6 July 1862: Major-General Sterling Price assumed command of the Army of the West, succeeding Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

28 September 1862: The Army of the West was discontinued, and incorporated into the unofficial “Army of West Tennessee”.

28 September 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee” was established in the Western Department, incorporating the discontinued Army of the West.

28 September 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of the “Army of West Tennessee”.

24 November 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee”, which had continued in official existence since 16 October 1862, was ruled to be improper in name and function and discontinued, but the force remained in existence and continued to use the name unofficially.

7 December 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, but continued to be known unofficially for a time as the “Army of West Tennessee”.

7 December 1862: Lieutenant-General John Clifford Pemberton assumed command of the Army of Mississippi.

7 December 1862: I Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

7 December 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

9 December 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed temporary command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding Lieutenant-General John Clifford Pemberton.

17 December 1862: Lieutenant-General John Clifford Pemberton assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

28 February 1863: II Corps Mississippi was discontinued.

20 May 1863: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued, although the term continued unofficially to describe the forces that remained in Mississippi outside Vicksburg.

20 May 1863: I Corps Mississippi was discontinued.

4 July 1863: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued.

30 July 1863: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, comprising those parts of the Army of Mississippi which escaped the surrender at Vicksburg on 4 July 1863.

30 July 1863: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of the Army of Mississippi.

23 October 1863: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

4 May 1864: The “Army of Mississippi” was discontinued and renamed III Corps Tennessee 2nd Version.

4 May 1864: III Corps Tennessee was re-established from the former Army of Mississippi. It continued to be referred to unofficially as the “Army of Mississippi”.

4 May 1864: Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of III Corps Tennessee.

14 June 1864: III Corps Tennessee ceased to be referred to unofficially as the “Army of Mississippi”.

14 June 1864: Major-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed temporary command of III Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk.

14 June 1864: Major-General William Wing Loring assumed temporary command of III Corps Tennessee succeeding Major-General Alexander Peter Stewart.

29 July 1864: Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham assumed temporary command of III Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General William Wing Loring.

15 August 1864: Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed temporary command of III Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

16 March 1865: Major-General Edward Cary Walthall assumed temporary command of III Corps Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart.

9 April 1865: Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed command of III Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Edward Cary Walthall.

26 April 1865: III Corps Tennessee surrendered.

I Corps Mississippi 2nd Version

7 December 1862-20 May 1863

Earl Van Dorn 7 December 1862-15 December 1862

William Wing Loring temporary 15 December 1862-20 May 1863

7 December 1862: I Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising the former Army of West Tennessee.

15 December 1862: Major-General William Wing Loring assumed temporary command of I Corps Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

20 May 1863: I Corps Mississippi was discontinued.

II Corps Mississippi 2nd Version

7 December 1862-20 May 1863

Sterling Price 7 December 1862-28 February 1863

7 December 1862: II Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

7 December 1862: Major-General Sterling Price assumed command of II Corps Mississippi.

28 February 1863: II Corps Mississippi was discontinued.

Reserve Corps Mississippi

6 March 1862-4 November 1862

George Bibb Crittenden 6 March 1862-31 March 1862 interim 6 April 1862

John Cabell Breckinridge temporary 31 March 1862-5 April 1862, 6 April 1862-30 June 1862

Jones Mitchell Withers temporary 30 June 1862-3 July 1862

John Cabell Breckinridge 3 July 1862-5 August 1862

Jones Mitchell Withers 5 August 1862-20 November 1862

5 March 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was established in the Army of Mississippi.

5 March 1862: Major-General George Bibb Crittenden assumed command of Reserve Corps Mississippi.

31 March 1862: Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge appointed to temporary command of Reserve Corps Mississippi, arriving officially on 6 April 1862.

6 April 1862: Brigadier-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed full command of Reserve Corps Mississippi.

30 June 1862: Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed temporary command of Reserve Corps Mississippi, succeeding Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge.

3 July 1862: Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed command of Reserve Corps Mississippi, succeeding Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers.

5 August 1862: Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed full command of the Reserve Corps Mississippi, succeeding Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge.

28 October 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was established from forces taken from Reserve Corps Mississippi in the District of Middle Tennessee.

20 November 1862: Reserve Corps Mississippi was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps Tennessee.

Reserve Corps Tennessee

23 August 1863-4 November 1863

William Henry Talbot Walker 23 August 1863-19 September 1863

William Henry Talbot Walker 19 September 1863-21 September 1863

William Henry Talbot Walker 21 September 1863-29 September 1863

William Henry Talbot Walker 29 September 1863-4 November 1863

23 August 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was established in the Army of Tennessee.

23 August 1863: Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker assumed command of Reserve Corps Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee transferred from Army of Tennessee to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker retained command of Reserve Corps Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee,

21 September 1863: Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker retained command of Reserve Corps Tennessee.

29 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was attached temporarily to I Corps Northern Virginia for operations in Eastern Tennessee.

29 September 1863: Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker retained command of Reserve Corps Tennessee.

4 November 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into I Corps Tennessee.

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

16 March 1863-22 February 1865

Earl Van Dorn 16 March 1863-May 7 163

George Blake Cosby 7 May 1863-8 May 1863

William Hicks Jackson 8 May 1863-18 July 1863

Joseph Wheeler 18 July 1863-24 November 1863

William Thompson Martin temporary 24 November 1863-2 December 1863

Joseph Wheeler 2 December 1863-15 November 1864

Nathan Bedford Forrest temporary 15 November 1864-16 December 1864, 16 December 1864-22 February 1865

16 March 1863: “Cavalry Corps” was established unofficially in the Army of Tennessee.

16 March 1863: Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of “Cavalry Corps” Tennessee.

7 May 1863: Brigadier-General George Blake Cosby assumed command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

8 May 1863: Brigadier-General William Hicks Jackson assumed command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General George Blake Cosby.

18 July 1863: Major-General Joseph Wheeler assumed command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General William Hicks Jackson.

29 September 1863: Cavalry Corps was established officially in the Army of Tennessee, comprising forces in the hitherto unofficial Cavalry Corps Tennessee.

29 September 1863Major-General Joseph Wheeler retained command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee.

24 November 1863: Major-General William Thompson Martin assumed temporary command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Joseph Wheeler.

2 December 1863: Major-General Joseph Wheeler assumed command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General William Thompson Martin.

15 November 1864: Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest assumed full command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Joseph Wheeler.

22 February 1865: Cavalry Corps Tennessee was discontinued.

Forces in New Orleans “Army of Louisiana”

22 February 1861-14 August 1861

Braxton Bragg 22 February 1861-4 August 1861

22 February 1861: The Forces in New Orleans “Army of Louisiana” was established in the “Department of Louisiana”.

22 February 1861:  Louisiana State Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of Confederate Forces in New Orleans Army of Louisiana.

17 April 1861: The Forces in New Orleans transferred from the “Department of Louisiana” to the District of Louisiana.

17 April 1861 Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Forces in New Orleans.

27 May 1861: The Forces in New Orleans “Army of Louisiana” transferred from the District of Louisiana to Department No 1.

27 May 1861: Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Forces in New Orleans “Army of Louisiana”.

14 August 1861: Forces in New Orleans “Army of Louisiana” was discontinued.

Army of Mobile

27 January 1862-27 June 1862

Jones Mitchell Withers 27 January 1862-5 February 1862

John Bordenave Villepigue 5 February 1862-11 March 1862

William L Powell temporary 11 March 1862-27 June 1862

27 January 1862: The Army of Mobile was established in the Department of Alabama and Western Florida, comprising the field forces of the former District of Alabama.

27 January 1862: Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the Army of Mobile.

5 February 1862: Colonel John Bordenave Villepigue assumed temporary command of the Army of Mobile, succeeding Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers.

11 March 1862: Colonel William L Powell assumed temporary command of the Army of Mobile, succeeding Colonel John Bordenave Villepigue.

27 June 1862: The Army of Mobile was discontinued, and its field forces incorporated into II Corps Mississippi.

Forces in Pensacola

7 March 1861-22 October 1861

Army of Pensacola

22 October 1861-12 March 1862

Braxton Bragg 7 March 1861-7 October 1861

Braxton Bragg 22 October 1861-27 January 1862

Samuel Jones 27 January 1862-8 March 1862

Thomas Marshall Jones temporary 8 March 1862-12 March 1862

7 March 1861: Forces in Pensacola was established comprising the forces in and near Pensacola.

7 March 1861: Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command of the Forces in Pensacola, arriving on 11th March 1861.

11 March 1861: Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command of Forces in Pensacola.

7 October 1861: The Forces in Pensacola was discontinued.

22 October 1861: The Army of Pensacola was established in the Department of Alabama and West Florida, comprising the former Forces in Pensacola.

22 October 1861: Major-General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command the Army of Pensacola, arriving on 29 October 1861.

29 October 1861: Major-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Army of Pensacola.

27 January 1862: Brigadier-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the Army of Pensacola, succeeding Major-General Braxton Bragg.

8 March 1862: Colonel Thomas Marshall Jones assumed temporary command of the Army of Pensacola, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Jones.

12 March 1862: The Army of Pensacola was discontinued, and its forces transferred to the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Mobile.

I Corps Northern Virginia attached Tennessee

9 September 1863-7April 1864

James Longstreet 9 September 1863-18 September 1863

John Bell Hood temporary 18 September 1863-20 September 1863

Lafayette McLaws temporary 20 September 1863-7 April 1864

9 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred temporarily from the Army of Northern Virginia to the Army of Tennessee.

9 September 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet retained command of I Corps Northern Virginia.

18 September 1863: Major-General John Bell Hood assumed temporary command of I Corps Northern Virginia, succeeding Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

19 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from Army of Tennessee to Right Wing Tennessee.

19 September 1863: Major-General John Bell Hood retained temporary command of I Corps Northern Virginia.

20 September 1863: Major-General Lafayette McLaws assumed temporary command of I Corps Northern Virginia, succeeding Major-General John Bell Hood.

21 September 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee.

21 September 1863: Major-General Lafayette McLaws retained temporary command of I Corps Northern Virginia.

29 September 1863: Reserve Corps Tennessee was attached temporarily to I Corps Northern Virginia for operations in Eastern Tennessee.

3 December 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from the Army of Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee.

3 December 1863: Major-General Lafayette McLaws retained temporary command of I Corps Northern Virginia.

7 April 1864: I Corps Northern Virginia transferred from the District of Tennessee to the Army of Northern Virginia.

7 April 1864: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet resumed command of I Corps Northern Virginia, succeeding Major-General Lafayette McLaws.

Reserve Forces

Reserve Forces of Alabama

30 April 1864-4 May 1865

Jones Mitchell Withers 20 April 1864-4 May 1865

30 April 1864: Reserve Forces of Alabama was established.

30 April 1864: Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Alabama.

27 July 1864: Reserve Forces of Alabama was activated for duty.

27 July 1864: Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed field command of the Reserve Forces of Alabama.

4 May 1865: The Reserve Forces of Alabama surrendered.

Reserve Forces of Georgia

30 March 1864-26 April 1865

Thomas Howell Cobb 30 March 1864-20 April 1865

Vacant 20 April 1865-26 April 1865

30 March 1864: Reserve Forces of Georgia was established comprising all remaining forces of Georgia Militia.

30 March 1864: Major-General Thomas Howell Cobb assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Georgia.

20 April 1865: Command of the Reserve Forces of Georgia became vacant.

26 April 1865: Reserve Forces of Georgia surrendered.

Reserve Forces of Mississippi

23 July 1864-4 May 1865

William Lindsay Brandon 23 July 1864-4 May 1865

23 July 1864: The Reserve Forces of Mississippi was established.

23 July 1864: Brigadier-General William Lindsay Brandon assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Mississippi.

4 May 1865: The Reserve Forces of Mississippi surrendered.

Reserve Forces of Tennessee

21 September 1864

John Cabell Breckinridge 1 September 1864-4 May 1865

1 September 1864: Reserve Forces of Tennessee was established.

1 September 1864: Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Tennessee.

4 May 1865: The Reserve Forces of Tennessee surrendered.

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