Confederate Wartime Organisation: Western and Gulf Theatre

Confederate Wartime Organisation

April 1861-June 1865

Western and Gulf Theatre

Summary (Western Theatre)

This theatre broadly covers the states of Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi and adjacent operational regions in Louisiana, Alabama, Florida Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, South Carolina, and North Carolina.

This was the decisive theatre of operations where the foundations of Union victory were firmly established. Being geographically central, operations in this theatre inevitably impinged on and overlapped with all the other theatres of war. The Confederates’ military organisation evolved in response both to Union incursions and to facilitate offensive operations. The primary focus was on two main lines of possible advance by the Union Army, both assisted by naval forces on the inland rivers. The first followed the line of the Mississippi southwards and the second followed the line of the Tennessee River into northern Georgia during 1862, 1863 and 1864. The exploitation of the latter advance in late 1864 and 1865 took dominant Union forces from the western theatre across Georgia to the Atlantic Coast and then north through the Carolinas.

Confederate military organisation necessarily evolved into two diverging and competing segments: one defending the Mississippi sector and the other protecting the invasion routes through Tennessee into Georgia. There were repeated efforts to coordinate the two sectors, but they were largely ineffective as resources were insufficient to strengthen either segment at the expense of the other without risking defeat in the weaker sector. The Confederates aspired repeatedly to launch aggressive counteroffensives, but their efforts floundered beyond the tactical level. The invasion of Kentucky in 1862 was an ambitious but fruitless enterprise, while the attacks at Shiloh and Corinth in 1862, Chickamauga in 1863 and Tennessee in 1864 showed comparable aggression.

The initial military organisation coalesced around the Mississippi River, attempting to coordinate forces on the western and eastern banks, and on the disputed state of Kentucky. The Western Department (or, Department No 2) was formed on June 25 1861 to organise forces on both banks of the Mississippi as far as north as Kentucky and west of the Tennessee River, while Department No 1 oversaw the southern stretches of the Mississippi. By September 1861, the Department had been extended to include northern Alabama, the parts of Mississippi and Louisiana along the Mississippi River, Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, and the Indian Territory. The Indian Territory was soon taken away as it was too distant for effective direction. Field forces collected around fortified strongholds along the Mississippi, Tennessee, and Cumberland, and attempted to become established in central and eastern Kentucky. The unexpected vulnerability of riverside forts to attack by armoured warships undermined this strategy and as Union forces penetrated inland along the major rivers, the Confederate line of defence was forced back broadly to a line along the southern edge of Tennessee  Riversand the neighbouring states.

The difficulty of coordinating operations on both banks of the Mississippi was acknowledged in May 1862 and the Trans-Mississippi parts of the Western Department gained autonomy. The discontinuation of Department No 1 in June 1862 meant that the Department now controlled the vast theatre between the Mississippi, the Appalachian massif and the Gulf of Mexico. This extension now added a third competing sector to the strategic challenge: the defence of the Gulf ports but this remained a mercifully minor problem until late 1864.

The invasion of Kentucky in 1862, intended as a bold sweep to regain the territory as far north of the Ohio, necessitated the extension of the Department into mountainous East Tennessee and the emergence of what became the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana and its army to hold the Mississippi live while the Army of Mississippi advanced from middle to join the Army of East Tennessee/Kentucky from eastern Tennessee in an uneasy collaboration.

There were desperate efforts to coordinate the operations of these three armies but to little avail so, in November 1862, the first attempt to provide a clear strategic oversight was enacted with the formation of the Military Division of the West. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston led this supreme headquarters, but it was immediately apparent to him that it was impossible to meet all of his diverging priorities or to concentrate his field forces to gain a consistent ascendancy at any point. The merger of the Department of East Tennessee and the Western Department into the Department of Tennessee in July 1863 was a positive move, but even though Johnston took immediate command in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana after the fall of Vicksburg, it was impossible to reverse the disaster.

Another bold initiative to wrest back the initiative in Tennessee occurred in the autumn of 1863 as strong reinforcements were transferred from Virginia to Tennessee. Despite tactical success at Chickamauga and strenuous efforts to regain eastern Tennessee, the endeavour was unsuccessful. It was proving impossible to hold the line at all the threatened points and simultaneously to form a concentration in the western theatre powerful enough to reverse Union progress decisively. Even the repeated denuding of men from the Trans-Mississippi Gulf and Atlantic Coasts to provide reinforcemernts could not reverse the need for more men. Indeed, the Confederate offensive of late 1863 provoked a major shift in the Union High Command as Ulysses Simpson Grant was given the predominant command to save Chattanooga and the first truly unified Union command (the Military Division of the Mississippi) enabled the effective and coordinated application of force in 1864 and 1865 that had eluded the Confederates in 1862 and 1863.

The Military Division of the West was finally was disbanded as an unworkable ideal in December 1863 after the fiasco at Chattanooga. The Georgia sector was defended by the Army of Tennessee which had been formed from the merged Army of Mississippi and the Army of Kentucky. Even when reinforced from Mississippi, it did not seem likely to halt the Union steamroller towards Atlanta.

The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, soon renamed the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi and later as the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, provided the command structure in the western and Gulf sectors while the Department of Tennessee directed the primary eastern sector. Harassing operations continued in Mississippi and Alabama, but there were never enough troops to reverse the Union domination of the Mississippi valley and the majority of these forces were drawn back to the primary sector in northern Georgia once the Union began its advance towards Atlanta.

The next major evolution came after the fall of Atlanta. Incapable of regaining the city by a direct approach, the Confederates made one last attempt to reverse the Union invasion in the Georgia sector by another far-reaching offensive campaign. Renaming the Department of Tennessee as the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, General John Bell Hood inadvertently revealed the two diverging areas of geographical responsibility. He opted to attack the lengthy enemy lines of communications through Tennessee, and in so doing left Georgia almost defenceless. The audacity of the Union response, an unsupported march from Atlanta across Georgia to the Atlantic Ocean rather than a hasty retreat to guard its rear, was not foreseen. The second coming of the Military Division of the West, led by General P G T Beauregard, intended to provide expert supervision to the inexperienced Hood and to coordinate in his support 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 was another false start and it was abandoned after the crushing of Hood’s hopes and army at Nashville in December 1864.

The constituent Departments regained their autonomy after Beauregard’s Military Division was discontinued, but now they all lacked a substantial field force capable of resisting relentless Union progress through Georgia, the Carolinas, or Alabama. The defeat of the forts defending Mobile on the Gulf Coast was protracted but inevitable and the most strenuous efforts to create an Army of the South under Johnston from the remnants of armies and garrisons across Tennessee, Georgia and the Carolinas, resulted in the capacity to harass and annoy the advancing Union armies but not to halt them.

The surrender of the Confederate Army in Virginia was followed within a month by the dissolution of the armies in North Carolina and Alabama.

The Confederates sought repeatedly to seize the strategic initiative in the western theatre and made genuine attempts to achieve coordination and clarity of effort. However, shortage of resources, and the impossibility of defending all of the threatened avenues of invasion simultaneously led to a proliferation of rival commands that were defeated in turn.

Summary (Gulf Theatre)

The Gulf theatre broadly covers the western part of Florida, the eastern part of Louisiana, and the southern parts of Alabama and Mississippi, and adjacent operational regions. From June 1862, it was effectively subordinated to the operations of the Western Theatre so from that date onward it is described in Part 2e: Western Theatre.

The very first large-scale military organisation of the Confederacy was the Department of Louisiana, created before the outbreak of war to defend New Orleans, the most populous city of the South and the gateway to the Mississippi. The Confederates understood that the Mississippi River was a vital strategic artery and access to it needed to be defended as an urgent priority. Furthermore, the Confederacy’s economic and strategic dependence on cotton exports required every available port to be held open and their fortifications to be acquired by State or national troops. The unofficial Department was re-designated briefly as the District of Louisiana after war broke out, but the first significant Confederate formation was Department No 1, established on May 27 1861, comprising the state of Louisiana except along the Mississippi River north of the 31st parallel; and also, southern Mississippi and southern Alabama including Mobile. The remainder of Mississippi, northwestern Louisiana, and Alabama came under the counterpart Department No 2 better known as the Western Department.

Department No 1 was responsible primarily for the defence of the Mississippi so the District of Alabama was established on September 12 1861, comprising the southern parts of Alabama east of the Pascagoula River. After just over a month it was found more convenient to transfer the Alabama segment entirely to the new Department of Alabama and West Florida. After the fall of New Orleans, the Department served little obvious purpose and on June 25 1862 it was discontinued, and the parts of Louisiana west of the Mississippi were transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

The Department of West Florida was also formed before the war to oppose the US garrison at Fort Pickens, at Pensacola, Florida. On October 7 1861, it was extended by the addition of parts of Alabama from Department No 1 and was renamed the Department of Alabama and West Florida. The subordinate District of Alabama was short-lived. The Confederates gathered and recruited a comparatively large force along the Gulf Coast, but the impossibility or undesirability of capturing Fort Pickens or Pensacola was soon apparent. The majority of the field forces were transferred to the operations in Tennessee and north Mississippi in early 1862. By the end of June 1862, the remaining commands were transferred to the supervision of the Western Department and remained subordinated to the strategic demands of that wider theatre.


Department of Louisiana

Confederate High Command on February 22 1861 Gulf Coast Theatre

  • “Department of Louisiana” established: Braxton Bragg assumed
    • “Forces in New Orleans” “Army of Louisiana” established: Braxton Bragg assumed

Established, February 22 1861-April 17 1861, discontinued, to District of Louisiana

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

February 22 1861: The unofficial “Department of Louisiana” was established. Louisiana State Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the “Department of Louisiana”. The Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”) was established in the “Department of Louisiana”.

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

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

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

Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”)

Established, February 22 1861-April 17 1861, transferred to District of Louisiana

  1. Braxton Bragg (February 22 1861-April 17 1861)

February 22 1861: The Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”) was established in the “Department of Louisiana”. Louisiana State Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of Confederate Forces in New Orleans (Army of Louisiana).

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


Department of West Florida

Confederate High Command on March 7 1861 Gulf Coast Theatre

  • “Department of Louisiana”: Braxton Bragg
    • “Forces in New Orleans” “Army of Louisiana”: Braxton Bragg
  • Department of West Florida established: Braxton Bragg awaited
    • “Forces in Pensacola” established: Braxton Bragg awaited

Established, March 7 1861-October 7 1861, discontinued, to Department of Alabama and West Florida

  • Braxton Bragg (March 7 1861-October 7 1861)

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

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

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

Forces in Pensacola

Established, March 7 1861-October 7 1861, discontinued, to Army of Pensacola.

  • Braxton Bragg (March 7 1861-October 7 1861)

March 7 1861: Forces in Pensacola was established, comprising the forces in and near Pensacola. Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg appointed to command of the Forces in Pensacola, arriving on 11th March 1861.

March 11 1861: Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command of Forces in Pensacola.

October 7 1861: The Forces in Pensacola was discontinued.

District of Louisiana

Established, from “Department of Louisiana”, April 17 18161-May 27 1861, to Department No 1)

  • David Emanuel Twiggs (April 17 1861-May 27 1861)

April 17 1861: The District of Louisiana was established from the territory of the former “Department of Louisiana”. Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs assumed command of the District of Louisiana. Forces in New Orleans transferred from the “Department of Louisiana” to the District of Louisiana.

May 27 1861: The District of Louisiana was discontinued, and incorporated into Department No 1. The Forces in New Orleans transferred to Department No 1.

Forces in New Orleans

Transferred from “Department of Louisiana”, April 17 1861-May 27 1861, transferred to Department No 1)

  • Braxton Bragg (April 17 1861-May 27 1861)

April 17 1861: The Forces in New Orleans transferred from the “Department of Louisiana” to the District of Louisiana. Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Forces in New Orleans.

May 267 1861: The Forces in New Orleans transferred from the District of Louisiana to Department No 1.


Department No 1

Confederate High Command on May 27 1861 Gulf Coast Theatre

  • Department No 1: David Emanuel Twiggs awaited
    • “Forces in New Orleans” “Army of Louisiana”: Braxton Bragg
  • Department of West Florida: Braxton Bragg
    • “Forces in Pensacola”: Braxton Bragg

Established, from District of Louisiana, May 27 1861-June 25 1862, discontinued, to Western Department

  • David Emanuel Twiggs (May 27 1861-October 7 1861 interim October 18 1861
  • Mansfield Lovell (October 7 1861-June 20 1862)
  • Earl Van Dorn (June 20 1862-June 25 1862)

May 27 1861: Department No 1 was established, comprising the state of Louisiana except along the Mississippi River north of the 31st parallel; and also, southern Mississippi and southern Alabama including Mobile. Headquarters were at New Orleans, Louisiana. Major-General David Emanuel Twiggs appointed to command of Department No 1, arriving on 31st May 1861.

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

August 14 1861: Forces in New Orleans was discontinued.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”)

Transferred from District of Louisiana, May 27 1861-August 14 1861, discontinued

  • Braxton Bragg (May 27 1861-August 14 1861)

May 27 1861: The Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”) transferred from the District of Louisiana to Department No 1. Brigadier-General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”).

August 14 1861: Forces in New Orleans (“Army of Louisiana”) was discontinued.

District of Alabama

Established, September 12 1861-October 14 1861, transferred to Department of Alabama and West Florida

  • Jones Mitchell Withers (September 12 1861-October 14 1861)

September 12 1861: The District of Alabama was established in Department No 1, comprising the southern parts of Alabama east of the Pascagoula River. Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the District of Alabama.

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


 

Army of Liberation

Confederate High Command on June 23 1861 Gulf Coast Theatre

  • Department No 1: David Emanuel Twiggs
    • “Forces in New Orleans” “Army of Louisiana”: Braxton Bragg
  • Department of West Florida: Braxton Bragg
    • “Forces in Pensacola”: Braxton Bragg
  • Army of Liberation: Gideon Johnson Pillow

Established, June 23 1861-September 1 1861

  • Gideon Johnson Pillow (June 23 1861-September 1 1861)

June 23 1861: The Army of Liberation was established unofficially, comprising forces collected at New Madrid, Missouri. State Major-General Gideon Johnson Pillow assumed command of the Army of Liberation.

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


Western Department (Department No 2)

Confederate High Command on June 25 1861 Gulf Coast Theatre

  • Department No 1: David Emanuel Twiggs
    • “Forces in New Orleans” “Army of Louisiana”: Braxton Bragg
  • Department of West Florida: Braxton Bragg
    • “Forces in Pensacola”: Braxton Bragg
  • Western Department: Leonidas Polk
    • District of Upper Arkansas: William Joseph Hardee
  • Army of Liberation: Gideon Johnson Pillow

Established, June 25 1861-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West.

  • Leonidas Polk (June 25 1861-September 10 1861)
  • Albert Sidney Johnston (September 10 1861-April 6 1862)
  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (April 6 1862-June 20 1862 interim June 27 1862)
  • Braxton Bragg (June 20 1862-October 24 1862)
  • Leonidas Polk (temporary |October 24 1862-November 3 1862)
  • Braxton Bragg (November 3 1862-November 4 1862)

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

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

July 4 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.

August 4 1861: The Forces in Missouri was discontinued, and incorporated into the Western Army. The “Western Army” was established unofficially in the Western Department.

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

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

September 10 1861: The Western Department was extended to include Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas and the Indian Territory. General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Western Department, succeeding Major-General Leonidas Polk. The District of the Indian Territory was established in the Western Department. Then District of East Tennessee transferred to the Western Department.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

March 5 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Western Department. The First Geographical Division was discontinued. The First Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi. The Second Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi. Reserve Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi.

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

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

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

May 26 1862: The Trans-Mississippi District transferred from the Western Department to the Trans-Mississippi Department. The Western Department was extended southwards to the 33rd parallel east of the Mississippi River and extending to the eastern border of Alabama. Forces in Arkansas transferred interim with the Trans-Mississippi District to the Trans-Mississippi Department. The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Western Department.

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

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

June 27 1862: General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Western Department, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. The District of North Alabama was discontinued, and incorporated into the Western Department.

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

July 2 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. 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.

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

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

September 12 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.

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

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

October 1 1862: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. The District of the Mississippi was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued. The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued. The Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was discontinued.

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 4 1862: The Western Department was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. The Gulf District transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. The District of the Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. The District of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Right Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Left Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Reserve Corps (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Army of West Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Army of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West.

District of Upper Arkansas

Established, June 25 1861-January 10 1862, discontinued, to Trans-Mississippi District

  • William Joseph Hardee (June 25 1861-January 10 1862)

The District of Upper Arkansas was established in the Western Department, comprising the part of Arkansas north of the White and Black Rivers, and north of the Arkansas River. Brigadier-General William Joseph Hardee appointed to command the District of Upper Arkansas in the Western Department, arriving on 22nd July 1861.

July 22 1861: Brigadier-General William Joseph Hardee arrived to command the District of Upper Arkansas in the Western Department.

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

First Geographical Division

Established, September 2 1861-March 5 1862, discontinued, to First Grand Division Mississippi

  • Leonidas Polk (September 2 1861-March 5 1862)

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

March 5 1862: The First Geographical Division was discontinued.

District of East Tennessee

Transferred to Western Department, September 10 1861-February 25 1862, discontinued, to Department of East Tennessee.

  • Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (September 10-November 11 1861 interim to December 8 1861)
  • George Bibb Crittenden (November 11 1861-February 25 1862)

July 26 1861: The District of East Tennessee was established, comprising the territory September 10 1861: The District of East Tennessee transferred to the Western Department.

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

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

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

District of the Indian Territory

Established, from Indian Territory, September 10 1861-November 22 1861

  • Benjamin McCulloch (September 10 1861-November 22 1861)

September 10 1861: The District of the Indian Territory was established in the Western Department. Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of the District of the Indian Territory.

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

Trans-Mississippi District

Established, January 10 1862-May 26 1862, transferred to Trans-Mississippi Department

  • Earl Van Dorn (January 10 1862-May 26 1862)

January 10 1862: The Trans-Mississippi District was established in the Western Department, comprising Louisiana north of the Red River, the Indian Territory and the states of Arkansas and Missouri, except for the territory east of St Francis County to Scott County in Missouri. Major-General Earl Van Dorn appointed to command the Trans-Mississippi District, arriving on 29th January 1862.

January 29 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn arrived to command the Trans-Mississippi District.

May 11 1862: Forces in Arkansas was established in the Trans-Mississippi District, comprising field forces in Arkansas.

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

Forces in Arkansas

Established, May 11 1862-May 26 1862, to Trans-Mississippi Department

  • John Selden Roane (May 11 1862-May 26 1862)

May 11 1862: Forces in Arkansas was established in the Trans-Mississippi District, comprising field forces in Arkansas. Brigadier-General John Selden Roane assumed command of Forces in Arkansas.

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

District of North Alabama

Established, February 22 1862-June 27 1862, discontinued, to Western Department

  • Daniel Ruggles (February 22 1862-June 27 1862)

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

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

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

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Established, May 26 1862-October 1 1862, discontinued, to Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Earl Van Dorn (May 26 1862-September 4 1862)
  • Vacant (September 5 1862-October 1 1862)

May 26 1862: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Western Department. Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

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

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

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

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

First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Established, June 26 1862-October 1 1862, discontinued, to District One of Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Daniel Ruggles (June 26 1862-September 4 1862)
  • Vacant (September 5 1862-October 1 1862)

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

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

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

Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Established, June 26 1862-October 1 1862, discontinued, to District Three (Port Hudson District) Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • William Nelson Rector Beall (June 26 1862-October 1 1862)

June 26 1862: The Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established. It comprised all counties in Mississippi below the 32ndparallel except those along the Gulf coast. Brigadier-General William Nelson Rector Beall assumed command of the Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

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

Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Established, June 26 1862-October 1 1862, discontinued, to District Two of Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Martin Luther Smith (June 26 1862-October 1 1862)

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

Gulf District

Established, from Department of Alabama and West Florida, July 2 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • John Horace Forney (July 2 1862-November 4 1862)
  • Dabney Herndon Maury (November 4 1862-November 4 1862)

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

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

November 4 1862: The Gulf District transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West.

District of the Mississippi

Established, July 2 1862-October 1 1862 discontinued, to Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana

  • Earl Van Dorn (July 2 1862-September 5 1862)
  • Daniel Ruggles (temporary September 5 1862-October 1 1862)

July 2 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. Southern Mississippi was detached from the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to become part of the District of Mississippi. Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of the District of the Mississippi.

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

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

District of the Tennessee

Established, July 21 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Sterling Price (July 21 1862-September 27 1862)
  • John Porter McCown (September 27 1862-November 4 1862)

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

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

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

District of Middle Tennessee

Established, September 27 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Samuel Jones (September 27 1862-November 4 1862)

September 27 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee was established in the Western Department comprising central Tennessee and Alabama north of the Tennessee River. Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the District of Middle Tennessee.

November 4 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West.

Forces in Missouri

Established, July 2 1861-August 4 1861, discontinued, to Western Army)

  • Benjamin McCulloch (July 2 1861-August 3 1861)
  • William Joseph Hardee (August 3 1861-August 4 1861)

July 2 1861: The Forces in Missouri was established in the Western Department. Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of Forces in Missouri.

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

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

Western Army

Established, from Forces in Missouri, August 4 1861-January 19 1862, discontinued, to Army of the West

  • Benjamin McCulloch (August 4 1861-January 19 1862)

August 4 1861: The “Western Army” was established unofficially in the Western Department, comprising the former Forces in Missouri. Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of the “Western Army”.

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

Army of Central Kentucky

Established, September 18 1861-March 29 1862, discontinued, to Army of Mississippi

  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (September 18 1861-October 28 1861)
  • Albert Sidney Johnston (October 28 1861-December 4 1861 interim December 5 1861)
  • William Joseph Hardee (temporary December 4 1861-December 18 1861)
  • Albert Sidney Johnston (December 18 1861-January 1 1862)
  • William Joseph Hardee (January 1 1862-February 23 1862 interim February 27 1862)
  • Albert Sidney Johnston (February 23 1862-March 29 1862)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Army of Eastern Kentucky

Established, November 1 1861-March 8 1862, discontinued, to Army of East Tennessee

  • Humphrey Marshall (November 1 1861-March 8 1862)

November 1 1861: The Army of Eastern Kentucky was established in the Western Department, to defend Cumberland Gap and eastern Kentucky. Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall assumed command of the Army of Eastern Kentucky.

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

Army of the West

Established, from Western Army, January 19 1862-September 28 1862, discontinued, to Army of West Tennessee

  • Benjamin McCulloch (interim January 19 1862-March 4 1862)
  • Earl Van Dorn (January 19 1862-June 20 1862 interim June 25 1862)
  • John Porter McCown (temporary June 20 1862-June 26 1862)
  • Dabney Herndon Maury (June 26 1862-July 6 1862)
  • Sterling Price (July 6 1862-September 28 1862)

January 19 1862: The “Western Army” was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of the West. The Army of the West was established in the Western Department. Major-General Earl Van Dorn appointed to command of the Army of the West, arriving on 4th March 1862. Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed interim command of the Army of the West.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Army of Mississippi

Established, March 5 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (March 5 1862-March 29 1862)
  • Albert Sidney Johnston (March 29 1862-April 6 1862)
  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (April 6 1862-May 6 1862 interim May 7 1862)
  • Braxton Bragg (temporary May 6 1862-June 26 1862, June 27 1862-July 6 1862)
  • William Joseph Hardee (temporary July 6 1862-August 15 1862)
  • Braxton Bragg (August 15 1862-September 28 1862)
  • Leonidas Polk (temporary September 28 1862-November 4 1862)

March 5 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Western Department. General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard appointed to command the Army of Mississippi, arriving on 17th March 1862. The First Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi. The Second Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi. Reserve Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi.

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

March 29 1862: The Army of Central Kentucky was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of Mississippi. General Albert Sidney Johnston assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard. First Grand Division (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed I Corps (Mississippi). I Corps (Mississippi) was established from First Grand Division (Mississippi) Second Grand Division (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed II Corps (Mississippi). III Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 4 1862: The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Right Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Left Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. III Corps (Mississippi Army of Kentucky transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Reserve Corps (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West.

First Grand Division Mississippi

Established, from First Geographical Division, March 5 1862-March 29 1862, discontinued, to I Corps Mississippi

  • Leonidas Polk (March 5 1862-March 29 1862)

March 5 1862: The First Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi. Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of First Grand Division (Mississippi).

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

Second Grand Division Mississippi

Established, March 5 1862-March 29 1862, discontinued to II Corps Mississippi

  • Braxton Bragg (March 5 1862-March 29 1862)

March 5 1862: The Second Grand Division was established in the Army of Mississippi. Major-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of Second Grand Division (Mississippi).

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

Reserve Corps Mississippi

Established, March 5 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • George Bibb Crittenden (March 6 1862-March 31 1862 interim April 6 1862)
  • John Cabell Breckinridge (temporary March 31 1862-April 5 1862, April 6 1862-June 30 1862)
  • Jones Mitchell Withers (temporary June 30 1862-July 3 1862)
  • John Cabell Breckinridge (July 3 1862-August 5 1862)
  • Jones Mitchell Withers (August 5 1862-November 4 1862)

March 5 1862: Reserve Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi. Major-General George Bibb Crittenden assumed command of Reserve Corps (Mississippi).

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

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

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

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

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

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

November 4 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West

I Corps Mississippi

Established, from First Grand Division Mississippi, March 29 1862-August 15 1862, discontinued to Right Wing Mississippi

  • Leonidas Polk (March 29 1862-August 15 1862)

March 29 1862: I Corps (Mississippi) was established from First Grand Division (Mississippi) in the Army of Mississippi. Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of I Corps (Mississippi).

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

II Corps Mississippi

Established, from Second Grand Division Mississippi, March 29 1862-August 15 1862, discontinued, to Left Wing Mississippi.

  • Braxton Bragg (March 29 1862-May 6 1862)
  • Thomas Carmichael Hindman (temporary May 6 1862-June 2 1862)
  • Samuel Jones (June 2 1862-August 15 1862)

March 29 1862: II Corps (Mississippi) was established from Second Grand Division (Mississippi). Major-General Braxton Bragg assumed command of II Corps (Mississippi).

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

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

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

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

III Corps Mississippi

Established, March 29 1862-August 15 1862, discontinued, to Left Wing Mississippi

  • William Joseph Hardee (March 29 1862-August 15 1862)

March 29 1862: III Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi. Major-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of III Corps (Mississippi).

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

Right Wing Mississippi

Established, from I Corps Mississippi, August 15 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Leonidas Polk (August 15 1862-October 24 1862)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (October 24 1862-November 4 1862)

August 15 1862: I Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed Right Wing (Mississippi). Right Wing (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising forces from I Corps (Mississippi). Major-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of Right Wing (Mississippi).

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

November 4 1862: Right Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West.

Left Wing Mississippi

Established, from II Corps Mississippi, August 15 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • William Joseph Hardee (August 15 1862-November 4 1862)

II Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and its forces merged with III Corps (Mississippi) to become Left Wing (Mississippi). Left Wing (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising forces from II Corps (Mississippi) and III Corps (Mississippi). Major-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of Left Wing (Mississippi).

November 4 1862: Left Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West.

Army of Kentucky

Transferred from Department of East Tennessee, October 8 1862-October 13 1862, transferred to III Corps Mississippi

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (October 8 1862-October 13 1862)

October 8 1862: The Army of Kentucky transferred temporarily to the Army of Mississippi for the duration of operations in Kentucky. Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of the Army of Kentucky.

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

III Corps Mississippi (Army of Kentucky)

Established, from Army of Kentucky, October 13 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (October 13 1862-November 4 1862)

October 13 1862: III Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, comprising the forces of the Army of Kentucky and retained both names concurrently. Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of III Corps (Mississippi), and retained the name of Army of Kentucky concurrently.

November 4 1862: III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West.

Army of West Tennessee

Established, from Army of the West, September 28 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Earl Van Dorn (September 28 1862-November 4 1862)

September 28 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee” was established in the Western Department, incorporating the discontinued Army of the West. Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of the “Army of West Tennessee”.

November 4 1862: Army of West Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West.

Army of Middle Tennessee

Established, from Reserve Corps Mississippi, October 28 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • John Cabell Breckinridge (October 28 1862-November 4 1862)

October 28 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee was established from forces taken from Reserve Corps (Mississippi). Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed command of the Army of Middle Tennessee.

November 4 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West

District of East Tennessee

Established, July 26 1861-September 10 1861, transferred to Western Department

  • Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (July 26 1861-September 10 1861)

July 26 1861: The District of East Tennessee was established, comprising the territory around Knoxville. Brigadier-General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer assumed command of the District of East Tennessee.

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


Department of Alabama and West Florida

Confederate High Command on October  7 1861 Gulf Coast Theatre

  • Department No 1: David Emanuel Twiggs interim Mansfield Lovell awaited
    • District of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Department of Alabama and West Florida: Braxton Bragg

Established, from Department of West Florida, October 7 1861-June 29 1862, discontinued, to Gulf District

  • Braxton Bragg (October 7 1861-April 2 1862)
  • Samuel Jones (April 2 1862-April 28 1862)
  • John Horace Forney (temporary April 28 1862-June 29 1862)

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

October 14 1861: Major-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Department of Alabama and West Florida. The District of Alabama transferred from Department No 1 to the Department of Alabama and West Florida. The Army of Pensacola was established in the Department of Alabama and West Florida.

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of Alabama

Transferred from Department No 1, October 14 1861-January 27 1862

  • Jones Mitchell Withers (October 14 1861-January 27 1862)

October 14 1861: The District of Alabama transferred from Department No 1 to the Department of Alabama and West Florida. Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers retained command of the District of Alabama.

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

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

Army of Pensacola

Established, from Forces in Pensacola, October 22 1861-March 12 1862, discontinued to Army of Mississippi and Army of Mobile)

  • Braxton Bragg (October 22 1861-January 27 1862)
  • Samuel Jones (January 27 1862-March 8 1862)
  • Thomas Marshall Jones (temporary March 8 1862-March 12 1862)

October 22 1861: The Army of Pensacola was established in the Department of Alabama and West Florida, comprising the former Forces in Pensacola, Florida. Major-General Braxton Bragg appointed to command the Army of Pensacola, arriving on 29th October 1861.

October 29 1861: Major-General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Army of Pensacola.

January 27 1862: Brigadier-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the Army of Pensacola, succeeding Major-General Braxton Bragg.

March 8 1862: Colonel Thomas Marshall Jones assumed temporary command of the Army of Pensacola, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Jones.

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

Army of Mobile

Established, from District of Alabama, January 27 1862-June 27 1862, discontinued, to II Corps Mississippi

  • Jones Mitchell Withers (January 27 1862-February 5 1862)
  • John Bordenave Villepigue (February 5 1862-March 11 1862)
  • William L Powell (temporary March 11 1862-June 27 1862)

January 27 1862: The Army of Mobile was established in the Department of Alabama and Western Florida, comprising field forces of former District of Alabama. Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the Army of Mobile.

February 5 1862: Colonel John Bordenave Villepigue assumed temporary command of the Army of Mobile, succeeding Brigadier-General Jones Mitchell Withers.

March 11 1862: Colonel William L Powell assumed temporary command of the Army of Mobile, succeeding Colonel John Bordenave Villepigue.

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


Department of East Tennessee

Confederate High Command on February 25 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department No 1: Mansfield Lovell
  • Department of Alabama and West Florida: Braxton Bragg
    • Army of Pensacola: Samuel Jones
    • Army of Mobile: John Bordenave Villepigue
  • Western Department: Albert Sidney Johnston
    • First Geographical Division: Leonidas Polk
    • Trans-Mississippi District: Earl Van Dorn
    • District of North Alabama: Daniel Ruggles
    • Army of Central Kentucky: William Joseph Hardee interim  Albert Sidney Johnston awaited
    • Army of Eastern Kentucky: Humphrey Marshall
    • Army of the West: Benjamin McCulloch interim Earl Van Dorn awaited

Established, from District of East Tennessee, February 25 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (February 25 1862-August 24 1862 interim September 1 1862)
  • John Porter McCown (August 24 1862-September 19 1862 interim September 23 1862)
  • Samuel Jones (September 19 1862-October 20 1862)
  • Edmund Kirby Smith (October 20 1862-November 4 1862

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

March 9 1862: Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith arrived to command of the Department of East Tennessee. The Army of East Tennessee was established in the Department of Eastern Tennessee.

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

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

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

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

August 24 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was extended to include North Carolina west of the Blue Ridge. Major-General John Porter McCown assumed temporary command of the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 1stSeptember 1862.

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

September 12 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Army of East Tennessee

Established, from Army of Eastern Kentucky, March 8 1862-August 16 1862, discontinued, to Army of Kentucky.

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (March 8 1862-August 16 1862)

March 8 1862: The Army of East Tennessee was established in the Department of Eastern Tennessee. Major-General Edmund Kirby Smith assumed command of the Army of East Tennessee.

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

Army of Kentucky

Established, from Army of East Tennessee, August 16 1862-October 8 1862, transferred to Army of Mississippi.

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (August 16 1862-October 8 1862)

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

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


Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Confederate High Command on October 1 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of East Tennessee: John Porter McCown
    • Army of Kentucky: Edmund Kirby Smith
  • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton awaited
  • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
    • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
    • District of Middle Tennessee: Samuel Jones
    • Gulf District: John Horace Forney
    • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk temporary
      • Right Wing Mississippi: Leonidas Polk
      • Left Wing Mississippi: William Joseph Hardee
      • Reserve Corps Mississippi: Jones Mitchell Withers
    • Army of West Tennessee: Earl Van Dorn

Established, from District of the Mississippi and the District of Southern Mississippi and East Louisiana, October 1 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Earl Van Dorn (interim October 12 1862-October 14 1862)
  • John Clifford Pemberton (October 1 1862-November 4 1862)

October 1 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. Mississippi and eastern Louisiana were transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Major-General John Clifford Pemberton was appointed to command the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, arriving on 14th October 1862.

October 12 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.

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

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

November 4 1862: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. District Three (Port Hudson District) of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West.

District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Established, from First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, October 21 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Daniel Ruggles (October 21 1862-November 4 1862)

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

District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Established, from Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, October 21 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Martin Luther Smith (October 21 1862-November 4 1862)

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

District Three (Port Hudson District) of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Established, from Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, October 21 1862-November 4 1862, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • William Nelson Rector Beall (October 21 1862-November 4 1862)

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



Military Division of the West

Confederate High Command on November 4 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
    • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
      • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
      • District of Middle Tennessee: Samuel Jones
        • Army of Middle Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk temporary
        • Right Wing Mississippi: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary
        • Left Wing Mississippi: William Joseph Hardee
        • III Corps Mississippi (Army of Kentucky): Edmund Kirby Smith
        • Reserve Corps Mississippi: Jones Mitchell Withers
      • Army of West Tennessee: Earl Van Dorn
    • Department of East Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Martin Luther Smith
      • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall

Established, November 4 1862-December 16 1863), discontinued

  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (November 4 1862-December 16 1863)

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

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

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

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

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


Western Department

Confederate High Command on November 4 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
    • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
      • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
      • District of Middle Tennessee: Samuel Jones
        • Army of Middle Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk temporary
        • Right Wing Mississippi: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary
        • Left Wing Mississippi: William Joseph Hardee
        • III Corps Mississippi (Army of Kentucky): Edmund Kirby Smith
        • Reserve Corps Mississippi: Jones Mitchell Withers
      • Army of West Tennessee: Earl Van Dorn
    • Department of East Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Martin Luther Smith
      • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-July 22 1863, to War Department

  • Braxton Bragg (November 4 1862-July 22 1863)

November 4 1862: The Western Department was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. November 4 1862: The Western Department was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. The Gulf District transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. The District of the Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. The District of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Right Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Left Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Reserve Corps (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Army of West Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Army of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West.

November 20 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee was discontinued. The Army of Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed the Army of Tennessee. The Army of Tennessee was established in the Western Department, incorporating the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Kentucky. The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps (Tennessee).

November 24 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee”, which had continued in official existence since 16th 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.

November 29 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.

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

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

July 22 1863: The Western Department was detached from the authority of the Military Division of the West. The Gulf District transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of the Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. I Corps Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. II Corps Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Cavalry Corps Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

Gulf District

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-July 22 1863, transferred with Western Department

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (November 4 1862-December 8 1862)
  • William Whann Mackall (temporary December 8 1862-December 14 1862 interim December 23 1862, interim December 23 1862)
  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (December 14 1862-April 27 1863)
  • Franklin Gardner (temporary April 27 1863-May 1 1863)
  • Dabney Herndon Maury (May 1 1863-July 22 1863)

November 4 1862: The Gulf District transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General John Horace Forney.

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of the Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-July 22 1863, transferred with Western Department to War Department

  • John Porter McCown (November 4 1862-February 23 1863)
  • John King Jackson (February 23 1863-July 22 1863)

November 4 1862: The District of the Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Major-General John Porter McCown retained command of the District of the Tennessee.

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

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

District of Middle Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 20 1862, discontinued

  • Samuel Jones (November 4 1862-November 20 1862)

November 4 1862: The District of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Samuel Jones retained command of the District of Middle Tennessee.

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

Army of Mississippi

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 20 1862, to Army of Tennessee

  • Leonidas Polk (temporary November 4 1862-November 7 1862)
  • Braxton Bragg (November 7 1862-November 20 1862)

November 4 1862: The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of the Army of Mississippi.

November 7 1862: General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the Army of Mississippi, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk. Right Wing (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed I Corps (Mississippi). I Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Right Wing (Mississippi). Left Wing (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed II Corps (Mississippi). II Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Left Wing (Mississippi).

November 20 1862: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued, and renamed the Army of Tennessee. I Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed as I Corps (Tennessee). II Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and renamed II Corps (Tennessee). III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky was discontinued, and renamed as Smith’s Corps (Tennessee). Reserve Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps (Tennessee).

Right Wing Mississippi

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 7 1862, discontinued, to I Corps Mississippi

  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (November 4 1862-November 7 1862)

November 4 1862: Right Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham retained command of Right Wing (Mississippi).

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

Left Wing Mississippi

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 7 1862, discontinued, to II Corps Mississippi

  • William Joseph Hardee (November 4 1862-November 7 1862)

November 4 1862: Left Wing (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee retained command of Left Wing (Mississippi).

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

Reserve Corps Mississippi

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 20 1862, discontinued, to II Corps Tennessee

  • Jones Mitchell Withers (November 4 1862-November 20 1862)

November 4 1862: III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers retained command of Reserve Corps (Mississippi).

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

III Corps Mississippi Army of Kentucky

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 20 1862, discontinued, to Smith’s Corps Tennessee

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (November 4 1862-November 20 1862)

November 4 1862: Reserve Corps (Mississippi) transferred with the Army of the Mississippi to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky.

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

I Corps Mississippi

Established, from Right Wing Mississippi, November 7 1862-November 20 1862, discontinued, to I Corps Tennessee

  • Leonidas Polk (November 7 1862-November 20 1862)

November 7 1862: I Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Right Wing (Mississippi). Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of I Corps (Mississippi), succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

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

II Corps Mississippi

Established, from Left Wing Mississippi, November 7 1862-November 20 1862, discontinued, to II Corps Tennessee

  • William Joseph Hardee (November 7 1862-November 20 1862)

November 7 1862: II Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi, from Left Wing (Mississippi). Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee retained command of II Corps (Mississippi).

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

Army of West Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 24 1862, discontinued, to Army of Mississippi

  • Earl Van Dorn (November 4 1862-November 24 1862)

November 4 1862: The Army of West Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Earl Van Dorn retained command of the Army of West Tennessee.

November 24 1862: The “Army of West Tennessee”, which had continued in official existence since 16th 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.

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

Army of Middle Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-November 20 1862, discontinued, to II Corps Tennessee

  • John Cabell Breckinridge (November 4 1862-November 20 1862)

November 4 1862: The Army of Middle Tennessee transferred with the Western Department to the Military Division of the West. Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge retained command of the Army of Middle Tennessee.

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

Army of Tennessee

Established, from Army of Mississippi and Army of Kentucky, November 20 1862-July 22 1863, to War Department

  • Braxton Bragg (November 20 1862-July 22 1863)

November 20 1862: The Army of Tennessee was established in the Western Department, incorporating the Army of Mississippi and the Army of Kentucky. General Braxton Bragg assumed command of the Army of Tennessee. I Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee from I Corps (Mississippi). II Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee from II Corps (Mississippi). Reserve Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps (Tennessee). The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps (Tennessee).

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

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

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

I Corps Tennessee

Established, from I Corps Mississippi, November 20 1862-July 22 1863, transferred with Western Department

  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (interim November 20 1862-November 26 1862)
  • Leonidas Polk (November 20 1862-July 22 1863)

November 20 1862: I Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee from I Corps (Mississippi). Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk was appointed to command I Corps (Tennessee), arriving on 26th November 1862. Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham retained interim command of I Corps (Tennessee).

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

July 22 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

II Corps Tennessee

Established, from II Corps Mississippi, November 20 1862-July 22 1863, transferred with Western Department

  • William Joseph Hardee (November 20 1862-July 19 1863 interim July 24 1863),
  • Daniel Harvey Hill (July 19 1863-July 22 1863)

November 20 1862: II Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee from II Corps (Mississippi). Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of II Corps (Tennessee). Reserve Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps (Tennessee). The Army of Middle Tennessee was discontinued, and its forces incorporated into II Corps (Tennessee).

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

July 22 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

Smith’s Corps Tennessee

Established, from III Corps Mississippi Army of Kentucky, November 20 1862-December 23 1862, discontinued

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (November 20 1862-December 23 1862)

November 20 1862: Smith’s Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee from III Corps (Mississippi) Army of Kentucky. Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of Smith’s Corps (Tennessee).

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

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

Established, March 16 1863-July 22 1863, transferred with Western Department

  • Earl Van Dorn (March 16 1863-May 7 163)
  • George Blake Cosby (May 7 1863-May 8 1863)
  • William Hicks Jackson (May 8 1863-July 18 1863)
  • Joseph Wheeler (July 18 1863-July 22 1863)

March 16 1863: “Cavalry Corps” was established unofficially in the Army of Tennessee. Major-General Earl Van Dorn assumed command of “Cavalry Corps” (Tennessee).

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

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

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

July 22 1863: Cavalry Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.


 

Department of East Tennessee

Confederate High Command on November 4 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
    • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
      • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
      • District of Middle Tennessee: Samuel Jones
        • Army of Middle Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk temporary
        • Right Wing Mississippi: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary
        • Left Wing Mississippi: William Joseph Hardee
        • III Corps Mississippi (Army of Kentucky): Edmund Kirby Smith
        • Reserve Corps Mississippi: Jones Mitchell Withers
      • Army of West Tennessee: Earl Van Dorn
    • Department of East Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Martin Luther Smith
      • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-December 7 1862, transferred to Western Department

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (November 4 1862-November 11 1862)
  • Henry Heth (November 11 1862-December 7 1862)

November 4 1862: The Department of East Tennessee was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. District Three (Port Hudson District) of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith retained command of the Department of East Tennessee.

November 11 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Heth assumed command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith.

November 29 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.


Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Confederate High Command on November 4 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
    • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
      • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
      • District of Middle Tennessee: Samuel Jones
        • Army of Middle Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk temporary
        • Right Wing Mississippi: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham temporary
        • Left Wing Mississippi: William Joseph Hardee
        • III Corps Mississippi (Army of Kentucky): Edmund Kirby Smith
        • Reserve Corps Mississippi: Jones Mitchell Withers
      • Army of West Tennessee: Earl Van Dorn
    • Department of East Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Martin Luther Smith
      • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-December 16 1863, transferred to War Department

  • John Clifford Pemberton (November 4 1862-July 4 1863)
  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (July 4 1863-August 21 interim August 24 1863)
  • William Joseph Hardee (August 21 1863-December 2 1863)
  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (temporary December 2 1863-December 16 1863)

November 4 1862: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana was subordinated to the Military Division of the West. Major-General John Clifford Pemberton retained command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

December 7 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. II Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi.

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

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

February 28 1863; II Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued.

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

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

May 20 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.

July 4 1863: The Defences of Vicksburg surrendered. The Army of Mississippi was discontinued. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed temporary command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General John Clifford Pemberton.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

December 16 1863: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston retained command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-September 2 1863, discontinued

  • Daniel Ruggles (November 4 1862-September 2 1863)

November 4 1862: District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Brigadier-General Daniel Ruggles retained command of District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

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

District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-September 2 1863, discontinued

  • Martin Luther Smith (November 4 1862-December 1 1862)
  • Carter Littlepage Stevenson (December 1 1862-July 4 1863)
  • Vacant (July 4 1863-September 2 1863)

November 4 1862: District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Martin Luther Smith retained command of District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

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

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

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

District Three (Port Hudson District) of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Transferred to Military Division of the West, November 4 1862-July 9 1863, discontinued

  • William Nelson Rector Beall (November 4 1862-December 28 1862)
  • Franklin Gardner (December 28 1862-July 9 1863)

November 4 1862: District Three (Port Hudson District) of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Brigadier-General William Nelson Rector Beall retained command of District Three (Port Hudson District) of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

December 28 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.

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

Defences of Vicksburg

Established, December 28 1862-July 4 1863, discontinued

  • Martin Luther Smith (December 28 1862-July 4 1863)

December 28 1862: The Defences of Vicksburg was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Major-General Martin Luther Smith assumed command of the Defences of Vicksburg.

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

July 4 1863: The Defences of Vicksburg was discontinued.

District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Established, March 9 1863-September 2 1863, discontinued

  • James Ronald Chalmers (March 9 1863-September 2 1863)

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

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

District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Established, April 1 1863-September 2 1863, discontinued

  • John Adams (April 1 1863-September 2 1863)

April 1 1863: District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established, comprising the vicinity of Jackson, Mississippi. Brigadier-General John Adams assumed command of District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

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

Army of Mississippi

Established, from Army of West Tennessee, December 7 1862-July 4 1863, discontinued

  • John Clifford Pemberton (December 7 1862-December 9 1862)
  • Earl Van Dorn (temporary December 9 1862-December 17 1862)
  • John Clifford Pemberton (December 17 1862-July 4 1863)

December 7 1862: The Army of Mississippi was established in the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, but continued to be known unofficially as the “Army of West Tennessee”. Lieutenant-General John Clifford Pemberton assumed command of the Army of Mississippi. I Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi. II Corps (Mississippi) was established in the Army of Mississippi.

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

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

February 28 1863: II Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued.

May 20 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. I Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued.

July 4 1863: The Army of Mississippi was discontinued.

I Corps Mississippi

Established, from Army of West Tennessee, December 7 1862-May 20 1863, discontinued)

  • Earl Van Dorn (December 7 1862-December 15 1862)
  • William Wing Loring (temporary December 15 1862-May 20 1863)

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

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

May 20 1863: I Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued.

II Corps Mississippi

Established, from Army of West Tennessee, December 7 1862-Februarys 28 1863, discontinued

  • Sterling Price (December 7 1862-February 28 1863)

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

February 28 1863: II Corps (Mississippi) was discontinued.

Gulf District

Transferred from Western Department, July 25 1863-December 16 1863, transferred with Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (July 25 1863-December 16 1863)

July 25 1863: The Gulf District transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

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

Army of Mississippi

Established, from Army of Mississippi, July 30 1863-December 16 1863, transferred with Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • William Joseph Hardee (July 30 1863-October 23 1863), Leonidas Polk (October 23 1863-December 16 1863)

July 30 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 4th July 1863. Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of the Army of Mississippi.

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

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


Department of East Tennessee

Confederate High Command on December 7 1862 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
      • Department of East Tennessee: Henry Heth
      • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • Army of Tennessee: Braxton Bragg
        • I Corps Tennessee: Leonidas Polk
        • II Corps Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee
        • Smith’s Corps Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Carter Littlepage Stevenson
      • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall
      • Army of Mississippi: John Clifford Pemberton
        • I Corps Mississippi: Earl Van Dorn
        • II Corps Mississippi: Sterling Price

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 7 1862-December 23 1862, to War Department

  • Henry Heth (December 7 1862-December 23 1862)

December 7 17862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Military Division of the West to the Western Department. Major-General Henry Heth retained command of the Department of East Tennessee.

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


Department of East Tennessee

Confederate High Command on December 23 1862 Western and Gulf theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    • Department of East Tennessee: Edmund Kirby Smith
    • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
      • District of the Tennessee: John Porter McCown
      • Gulf District: Simon Bolivar Buckner
      • Army of Tennessee: Braxton Bragg
        • I Corps Tennessee: Leonidas Polk
        • II Corps Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Clifford Pemberton
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Carter Littlepage Stevenson
      • District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana: William Nelson Rector Beall
      • Army of Mississippi: John Clifford Pemberton
        • I Corps Mississippi: William Wing Loring temporary
        • II Corps Mississippi: Sterling Price

Transferred from Western Department, December 23 1862-July 25 1863, discontinued, to District of East Tennessee

  • Edmund Kirby Smith (December 23 1862-January 17 1863
  • William George Mackey Davis (temporary January 17 1863-February 4 1863)
  • Daniel Smith Donelson (January 17 1863-February 15 1863 interim April 17 1863)
  • Vacant April 17 1863-April 25 1863)
  • Dabney Herndon Maury (February 15 1863-April 27 1863 interim May 12 1863)
  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (April 27 1863-June 26 1863)
  • William Preston (temporary June 26 1863-July 245 1863)

December 23 1862: The Department of East Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith resumed command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Heth.

January 17 1863: Major-General Daniel Smith Donelson was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 4th February 1863. Brigadier-General William George Mackey Davis assumed temporary command of the Department of East Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Edmund Kirby Smith. The District of Abingdon transferred from the Trans-Allegheny Department to the Department of East Tennessee.

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

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

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

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

April 27 1863: The Department of East Tennessee was extended in Tennessee and the south-western tip of Virginia was also added. Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner was appointed to command the Department of East Tennessee, arriving on 12th May 1863, to succeed Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury.

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

June 8 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.

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

July 23 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.

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

District of Abingdon

Transferred, from Department of East Tennessee, January 17 1863-July 25 1863, to District of East Tennessee

  • Humphrey Marshall (January 17 1863-May 9 1863)
  • William Preston (May 9 1863-July 25 1863)

January 17 1863: The District of Abingdon transferred from the Trans-Allegheny Department to the Department of East Tennessee. Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall retained command of the District of Abingdon.

May 9 1863: Brigadier-General William Preston assumed command of the District of Abingdon, succeeding Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall.

July 25 1863: The District of Abingdon transferred from the Department of East Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee.


Western Department

Confederate High Command on July 22 1863 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    • Department of East Tennessee: William Preston temporary
      • District of Abingdon: William Preston
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Joseph Eggleston Johnston temporary
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: vacant
      • District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Adams
      • District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana: James Ronald Chalmers
  • Western Department: Braxton Bragg
    • District of the Tennessee: John King Jackson
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • Army of Tennessee: Braxton Bragg
      • I Corps Tennessee: Leonidas Polk
      • II Corps Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee interim Daniel Harvey Hill awaited
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, discontinued, to Department of Tennessee

  • Braxton Bragg (July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: The Western Department was detached from the authority of the Military Division of the West. General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Western Department.

July 25 1863: The Western Department was discontinued, and transferred to the Department of Tennessee. The District of the Tennessee was discontinued. The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Tennessee. The Gulf District transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

Gulf District

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, transferred to Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: The Gulf District transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

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

District of the Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, discontinued

  • John King Jackson (July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: The District of the Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Brigadier-General John King Jackson retained command of the District of the Tennessee.

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

Army of Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, to Department of Tennessee

  • Braxton Bragg (July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Western Department from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Army of Tennessee.

July 23 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.

July 25 1863: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Tennessee. I Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. II Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. III Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. Cavalry Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee.

I Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, to Department of Tennessee

  • Leonidas Polk (July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of I Corps Tennessee.

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

II Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, to Department of Tennessee

  • William Joseph Hardee (interim July 22 1863-July 24 1863)
  • Daniel Harvey Hill July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee retained interim command of II Corps Tennessee, pending the arrival of Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

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

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

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, July 22 1863-July 25 1863, to Department of Tennessee

  • Joseph Wheeler (July 22 1863-July 25 1863)

July 22 1863: Cavalry Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

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

III Corps Tennessee

Established, from Army of East Tennessee, July 23 1863-July 25 1863, to Department of Tennessee

  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (July 23 1863-July 25 1863)

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

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


Department of Tennessee

Confederate High Command on July 25 1863 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Joseph Eggleston Johnston temporary
      • District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Daniel Ruggles
      • District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana: vacant
      • District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana: John Adams
      • District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana: James Ronald Chalmers
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
  • Department of Tennessee: Braxton Bragg awaited
    • District of East Tennessee: Simon Bolivar Buckner temporary
      • District of Abingdon: William Preston
    • Army of Tennessee: Braxton Bragg
      • I Corps Tennessee: Leonidas Polk
      • II Corps Tennessee: Daniel Harvey Hill
      • III Corps Tennessee: Simon Bolivar Buckner temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler

Established, from Western Department, July 25 1863-August 15 1864, discontinued to Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • Braxton Bragg (July 25 1863-December 16 1863 interim December 22 1863)
  • Leonidas Polk (interim December 22 1863-December 27 1863)
  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (December 16 1863-July 18 1864)
  • John Bell Hood (July 18 1864-August 15 1864)

July 25 1863: The Department of Tennessee was established, 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. General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command the Department of Tennessee, arriving on 6th August 1863. The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Tennessee.

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

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

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

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

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

February 13 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.

March 25 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.

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

May 8 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.

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

August 15 1864: The Department of Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. The District of Western North Carolina transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

District of Western North Carolina

Established, September 18 1863-August 15 1864, to Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • Robert Brank Vance (September 18 1863-November 18 1863)
  • Joseph Benjamin Palmer (November 18 1863-December 4 1863)
  • Robert Brank Vance (December 4 1863-January 14 1864)
  • James Green Martin (January 14 1864-August 15 1864)

September 18 1863: The District of Western North Carolina was established in the Department of Tennessee. Brigadier-General Robert Brank Vance assumed command of the District of Western North Carolina.

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

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

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

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

Army of Tennessee

Transferred from Western Department, July 25 1863-August 15 1864, to Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

  • Braxton Bragg (July 25 1863-December 2 1863)
  • William Joseph Hardee (temporary December 2 1863-December 16 1863 interim December 22 1863)
  • Leonidas Polk (interim December 22 1863-December 27 1863)
  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (December 16 1863-July 18 1864)
  • John Bell Hood (July 18 1864-August 15 1864)

July 25 1863: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Western Department to the Department of Tennessee. General Braxton Bragg retained command of the Army of Tennessee. I Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. II Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. III Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. Cavalry Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee.

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

September 9 1863: I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred temporarily from the Department of Northern Virginia to serve within the Department of Tennessee. It remained technically under the authority of the Army of Northern Virginia but was assigned operationally to the Army of Tennessee.

September 19 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). 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). III Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee). II Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee). Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee).

September 21 1863: Right Wing (Tennessee) was discontinued, Left Wing (Tennessee) was discontinued. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Right Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred from Right Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Left Wing (Tennessee). II Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Left Wing (Tennessee). Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Left Wing (Tennessee).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

May 4 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”.

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

August 15 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

I Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Western Department, July 25 1863-September 19 1863, transferred to Left Wing Tennessee

  • Leonidas Polk (July 25 1863-September 19 1863)

July 25 1863: I Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of I Corps Tennessee.

II Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Western Department, July 25 1863-September 19 1863, transferred to Left Wing Tennessee

  • Daniel Harvey Hill (July 25 1863-September 19 1863)

July 25 1863: II Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill retained command of II Corps Tennessee

III Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Western Department, July 25 1863-September 19 1863, transferred to Right Wing Tennessee

  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (temporary July 25 1863-September 21863, September 3 1863-September 19 1863)

July 25 1863: III Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner retained temporary command of III Corps Tennessee.

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

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

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Western Department, July 25 1863-August 15 1864, to Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • Joseph Wheeler (July 25 1863-November 24 1863)
  • William Thompson Martin (temporary November 24 1863-December 2 1863)
  • Joseph Wheeler (December 2 1863-August 15 1864)

July 25 1863: Cavalry Corps Tennessee transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee. Major-General Joseph Wheeler retained command of Cavalry Corps Tennessee.

September 29 1863: Cavalry Corps was established officially in the Army of Tennessee, comprising forces in the hitherto unofficial Cavalry Corps (Tennessee). Major-General Joseph Wheeler retained command of Cavalry Corps (Tennessee).

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

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

August 15 1864: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

Reserve Corps Tennessee

Established, August 23 1863-September 19 1863, transferred to Left Wing Tennessee

  • William Henry Talbot Walker (August 23 1863-September 19 1863)

August 23 1863: Reserve Corps (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee. Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker assumed command of Reserve Corps (Tennessee).

I Corps Northern Virginia (Tennessee)

Transferred from Army of Northern Virginia, September 9 1863-September 19 1863, transferred to Right Wing Tennessee

  • James Longstreet (September 9 1863-September 18 1863
  • John Bell Hood (temporary September 18 1863-September 19 1863)

September 9 1863: I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred temporarily from the Department of Northern Virginia to serve within the Department of Tennessee. It remained technically under the authority of the Army of Northern Virginia but was assigned operationally to the Army of Tennessee. Lieutenant-General James Longstreet retained command of I Corps (Northern Virginia).

September 18 1863: Major-General John Bell Hood assumed temporary command of I Corps (Northern Virginia), succeeding Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

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

Right Wing Tennessee

Established, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, discontinued)

  • James Longstreet (September 19 1863-September 21 1863)

September 19 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). I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). III Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). Lieutenant-General James Longstreet assumed command of Right Wing (Tennessee).

September 21 1863: Right Wing (Tennessee) was discontinued. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Right Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred from Right Wing (Tennessee).

I Corps (Northern Virginia)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, transferred to Army of Tennessee

  • John Bell Hood (temporary September 19 1863-September 20 1863)
  • Lafayette McLaws (temporary September 20 1863-September 21 1863)

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

September 19 1863: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). Major-General John Bell Hood retained temporary command of I Corps (Northern Virginia).

September 20 1863: Major-General Lafayette McLaws assumed temporary command of I Corps (Northern Virginia), succeeding Major-General John Bell Hood.

September 21 1863: I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred to Army of Tennessee,

III Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, transferred to Army of Tennessee

  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (September 19 1863-September 21 1863)

September 19 1863: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner retained command of III Corps (Tennessee).

September 21 1863: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Army of Tennessee,

Left Wing Tennessee

Established, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, discontinued)

  • Leonidas Polk (September 19 1863-September 21 1863)

September 19 1863: Left Wing (Tennessee) was established in the Army of Tennessee, comprising II Corps (Tennessee), Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of Left Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee). II Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee). I Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee). II Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee). Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Left Wing (Tennessee).

September 21 1863: Left Wing (Tennessee) was discontinued. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Left Wing (Tennessee). II Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Left Wing (Tennessee). Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Left Wing (Tennessee).

I Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, transferred to Army of Tennessee

  • Leonidas Polk (September 19 1863-September 21 1863)

September 19 1863: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of I Corps (Tennessee)

September 21 1863: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Army of Tennessee,

II Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, transferred to Army of Tennessee

  • Daniel Harvey Hill (September 19 1863-September 21 1863)

September 19 1863: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill retained command of II Corps (Tennessee)

September 21 1863: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Army of Tennessee,

Reserve Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, September 19 1863-September 21 1863, transferred to Army of Tennessee

  • William Henry Talbot Walker (September 19 1863-September 21 1863)

September 19 1863: Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Right Wing (Tennessee). Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker retained command of Reserve Corps (Tennessee).

September 21 1863: Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred to Army of Tennessee,

I Corps (Northern Virginia)

Transferred from Right Wing Tennessee, September 21 1863-December 3 1863, transferred to District of East Tennessee

  • Lafayette McLaws (temporary September 21 1863-December 3 1863)

September 21 1863: I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee. Major-General Lafayette McLaws retained temporary command of I Corps (Northern Virginia).

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

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

Reserve Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, September 29 1863-November 4 1863, discontinued

  • William Henry Talbot Walker (September 29 1863-November 4 1863)

September 29 1863: Reserve Corps (Tennessee) was attached temporarily to I Corps (Northern Virginia) for operations in Eastern Tennessee. Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker retained command of Reserve Corps (Tennessee).

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

I Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Left Wing Tennessee, September 21 1863-August 15 1864, to Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • Leonidas Polk (September 21 1863-September 29 1863)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (temporary September 29 1863-October 23 1863)
  • William Joseph Hardee (October 23 1863-December 2 1863)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (December 2 1863-December 27 1863)
  • William Joseph Hardee (December 27 1863-August 15 1864)

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

Tennessee. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of I Corps (Tennessee).

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 15 1864: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

II Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Left Wing Tennessee, September 21 1863-August 15 1864, to Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • Daniel Harvey Hill (September 21 1863-October 15 1863)
  • John Cabell Breckinridge (temporary October 15 1863-November 7 1863, November 8 1863-December 15 1863)
  • Thomas Carmichael Hindman (December 15 1863-February 9 1864 interim February 28 1864)
  • John Bell Hood (February 9 1864-July 18 1864)
  • Carter Littlepage Stevenson (temporary July 18 1864-July 19 1864)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (temporary July 19 1864-July 27 1864)
  • Stephen Dill Lee (July 27 1864-August 15 1864)

September 21 1863: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee.

Tennessee. Lieutenant-General Daniel Harvey Hill retained command of II Corps (Tennessee).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

August 15 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

III Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Right Wing Tennessee, September 21 1863-October 31 1863, discontinued

  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (September 21 1863-October 31 1863)

September 21 1863: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee. Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner retained command of III Corps (Tennessee).

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

Reserve Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Left Wing Tennessee, September 21 1863-September 29 1863, transferred to I Corps Northern Virginia

  • William Henry Talbot Walker (September 21 1863-September 29 1863)

September 21 1863: Reserve Corps (Tennessee) transferred from Right Wing Tennessee to Army of Tennessee.

Tennessee. Major-General William Henry Talbot Walker retained command of Reserve Corps (Tennessee).

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

III Corps Tennessee

Established, from Army of Mississippi, May 4 1864-August 15 1864, to Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • Leonidas Polk (May 4 1864-June 14 1864),
  • Alexander Peter Stewart (temporary June 14 1864)
  • William Wing Loring (temporary June 14 1864-July 29 1864)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (temporary July 29 1864-August 15 1864)

May 4 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”. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of III Corps (Tennessee).

June 14 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) ceased to be referred to unofficially as the “Army of Mississippi”. Major-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed temporary command of III Corps (Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk. Major-General William Wing Loring assumed temporary command of III Corps (Tennessee) succeeding Major-General Alexander Peter Stewart.

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

August 15 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

District of East Tennessee

Established, from Department of East Tennessee, July 25 1863-May 2 1864, to Trans-Allegheny Department

  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (temporary July 25 1863-September 3 1863)
  • Samuel Jones (temporary September 3 1863-December 3 1863)
  • James Longstreet (December 3 1863-March 8 1864)
  • Simon Bolivar Buckner (temporary March 8 1864-March 18 1864)
  • James Longstreet (March 18 1864-April 7 1864 interim April 12 1864)
  • Simon Bolivar Bucker (April 7 1864-April 22 1864)
  • Vacant (April 23 1864-May 2 1864)

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

September 5 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.

December 3 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet assumed command of the District of East Tennessee, succeeding Major-General Samuel Jones. I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred from the operational control of the Army of Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee.

January 7 1864: The District of Abingdon was discontinued.

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

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

April 7 1864: I Corps (Northern Virginia) returned from operational attachment to the District of Tennessee to the Army of Northern Virginia. Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner was appointed to command the District of East Tennessee, arriving on 12th April 1864, to succeed Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

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

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

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

District of Abingdon

Transferred, from Department of East Tennessee, July 25 1863-January 7 1864, discontinued

  • William Preston (July 25 1863-January 7 1864)

July 25 1863: The District of Abingdon transferred from the Department of East Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee. Brigadier-General William Preston retained command of the District of Abingdon.

January 7 1864: The District of Abingdon was discontinued.

I Corps (Northern Virginia)

Transferred from Army of Tennessee, December 3 1863-April 7 1864, transferred to Army of Northern Virginia

  • Lafayette McLaws (temporary December 3 1863-April 7 1864)

December 3 1863: I Corps (Northern Virginia) transferred from the operational control of the Army of Tennessee to the District of East Tennessee. Major-General Lafayette McLaws retained temporary command of I Corps (Northern Virginia).

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


Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Confederate High Command on December 16 1863 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Joseph Eggleston Johnston temporary
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk
  • Department of Tennessee: Braxton Bragg interim Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
    • District of East Tennessee: James Longstreet
      • District of Abingdon: William Preston
      • I Corps Northern Virginia: Lafayette McLaws temporary
    • District of Western North Carolina: Robert Brank Vance
    • Army of Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee interim Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
      • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
      • II Corps Tennessee: Thomas Carmichael Hindman
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1863-January 28 1864, discontinued, to Department of Alabama and East Mississippi

  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (temporary December 16 1863-December 22 1863 interim December 23 1863)
  • Leonidas Polk (December 22 1863-January 28 1864)

December 16 1863: The Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston retained temporary command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

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

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

December 27 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”.

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

Gulf District

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1863-January 28 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama and East Mississippi

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (December 16 1863-January 28 1864)

December 16 1863: The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

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

District of West Tennessee

Established, November 14 1863-January 28 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama and East Mississippi

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (November 14 1863-January 28 1864)

November 14 1863: The District of West Tennessee was established in the Department of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Brigadier-General Nathan Bedford Forrest assumed command of the District of West Tennessee.

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

Army of Mississippi

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1863-January 28 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama and East Mississippi

  • Leonidas Polk (December 16 1863-January 28 1864)

December 16 1863: The Army of Mississippi transferred with the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of the Army of Mississippi.

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


Department of Alabama and East Mississippi

Confederate High Command on January 28 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Alabama and East Mississippi: Leonidas Polk
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Army of Mississippi: Leonidas Polk
  • Department of Tennessee: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    • District of East Tennessee: James Longstreet
      • I Corps Northern Virginia: Lafayette McLaws temporary
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
      • I Corps Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee
      • II Corps Tennessee: Thomas Carmichael Hindman
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler

Established, from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, January 28 1864-August 15 1864, discontinued, to Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Leonidas Polk (January 28 1864-May 4 1864 interim May 9 1864)
  • Stephen Dill Lee (May 4 1864-July 26 1864)
  • Dabney Herndon Maury (July 26 1864-August 15 1864)

January 28 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. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk assumed command of the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi. The Army of Mississippi transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi. The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi. The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and Eastern Mississippi.

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

February 7 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.

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

March 25 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.

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

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

May 8 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 32ndparallel 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.

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

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

July 27 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.

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

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.

Gulf District

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, January 28 1864-August 15 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (January 28 1864-July 26 1864)
  • Franklin Gardner (July 26 1864-August 15 1864)

January 28 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and Eastern Mississippi. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

February 7 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.

May 8 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.

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

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

District of West Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, January 28 1864-August 15 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (January 28 1864-August 15 1864)

January 28 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi. Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained command of the District of West Tennessee.

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

District of Northern Alabama

Established, February 6 1864-August 15 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Jones Mitchell Withers (February 6 1864-July 27 1864)
  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (July 27 1864-August 15 1864)

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

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

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

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Established, March 5 1864-August 15 1864, transferred to Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Thomas Hart Taylor (March 5 1864-April 5 1864)
  • John S Scott (April 5 1864-August 2 1864)
  • St John Richardson Liddell (August 2 1864-August 4 1864 interim August 25 1864)
  • George Baird Hodge (August 4 1864-August 15 1864)

March 5 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi. Colonel Thomas Hart Taylor assumed command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

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

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

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

August 15 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.


Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Confederate High Command on August 15 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Dabney Herndon Maury interim Richard Taylor awaited
    • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: St John Richardson Liddell interim George Baird Hodge awaited
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Northern Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
      • I Corps Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee
      • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon

Established, from Department of Alabama and East Mississippi, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (interim August 15 1864-September 6 1864)
  • Richard Taylor (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 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. Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor was appointed to command the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana, arriving on 6th September 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. The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. The District of Northern Alabama transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. 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.

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

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

October 3 1864: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana transferred to the Military Division of the West. The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of West Tennessee transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of Northern Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of Central Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West.

Gulf District

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: The Gulf District transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury assumed command of the Gulf District, succeeding Major-General Franklin Gardner.

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

District of West Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained command of the District of West Tennessee.

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

District of Northern Alabama

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (August 15 1864-September 24 1864)
  • Philip Dale Roddey (September 24 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: The District of Northern Alabama transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams retained command of the District of Northern Alabama.

September 224 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. Brigadier-General Philip Dale Roddey assumed command of the District of Northern Alabama, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams.

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

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • St John Richardson Liddell (interim August 15 1864-August 25 1864)
  • George Baird Hodge (August 15 1864-September 24 1864 interim October 6 1864)
  • Franklin Gardner (September 24 1864-October 3 1864)

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

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

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

October 3 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West.

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

Established, September 24 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • George Baird Hodge (September 24 1864-October 3 1864)

September 24 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Colonel George Baird Hodge assumed command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi.

October 3 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West.

District of Central Alabama

Established, September 24 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (September 24 1864-October 3 1864)

September 224 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. Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Central Alabama.

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

Army of Mississippi

Transferred from Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana, January 28 1864-May 4 1864, discontinued, to III Corps Tennessee

  • Leonidas Polk (January 28 1864-May 4 1864)

January 28 1864: The Army of Mississippi transferred from the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Department of Alabama and East Mississippi. Lieutenant-General Leonidas Polk retained command of the Army of Mississippi.

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


Department of Tennessee and Georgia

Confederate High Command on August 15 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Dabney Herndon Maury interim Richard Taylor awaited
    • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: St John Richardson Liddell interim George Baird Hodge awaited
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Northern Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
      • I Corps Tennessee: William Joseph Hardee
      • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon

Established, from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • John Bell Hood (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 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. General John Bell Hood assumed command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. The District of Western North Carolina transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

October 3 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred to the Military Division of the West. The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.

District of Western North Carolina

Transferred from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • James Green Martin (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Brigadier-General James Green Martin retained command of the District of Western North Carolina.

October 3 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.

Army of Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • John Bell Hood (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Army of Tennessee.

October 3 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.

I Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • William Joseph Hardee (August 15 1864-August 31 1864)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (temporary August 31 1864-September 1 1864)
  • William Joseph Hardee (September 1 1864-September 2 1864)
  • Patrick Ronayne Cleburne (September 2 1864-September 28 1864)
  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (September 28 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

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

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

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

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

October 3 1864: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.

II Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Stephen Dill Lee (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee retained command of II Corps (Tennessee).

October 3 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.

III Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Alexander Peter Stewart (temporary August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed temporary command of III Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham.

October 3 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Tennessee, August 15 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Joseph Wheeler (August 15 1864-October 3 1864)

August 15 1864: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. Major-General Joseph Wheeler retained command of Cavalry Corps (Tennessee).

October 3 1864: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West.


Department of Western Kentucky

Confederate High Command on September 6 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: George Baird Hodge
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Northern Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Department of Western Kentucky: Adam Rankin Johnson
  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
      • I Corps Tennessee: Patrick Ronayne Cleburne temporary
      • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Established, September 6 1864-October 3 1864, transferred to Military Division of the West

  • Adam Rankin Johnson (September 6 1864-September 26 1864)
  • Hylan Benton Lyon (September 26 1864-October 3 1864)

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

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

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


Reserve Forces of Georgia

Established, March 30 1864-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • Thomas Howell Cobb (March 30 1864-April 20 1865)
  • Vacant (April 20 1865-April 26 1865)

March 30 1864: Reserve Forces of Georgia was established, comprising all remaining forces of Georgia militia. Major-General Thomas Howell Cobb assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Georgia.

April 20 1865: Command of the Reserve Forces of Georgia became vacant.

April 26 1865: Reserve Forces of Georgia surrendered.

Reserve Forces of Alabama

Established, April 30 1864-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • Jones Mitchell Withers (April 20 1864-May 4 1865)

April 30 1864: Reserve Forces of Alabama was established. Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Alabama.

July 27 1864: Reserve Forces of Alabama was activated for duty. Major-General Jones Mitchell Withers assumed field command of the Reserve Forces of Alabama.

May 4 1865: The Reserve Forces of Alabama surrendered.

Reserve Forces of Mississippi

Established, July 23 1864-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • William Lindsay Brandon (July 23 1864-May 4 1865)

July 23 1864: The Reserve Forces of Mississippi was established. Brigadier-General William Lindsay Brandon assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Mississippi.

May 4 1865: The Reserve Forces of Mississippi surrendered.

Reserve Forces of Tennessee

Established, September 21 1864-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • John Cabell Breckinridge (September 1 1864-May 4 1865)

September 1 1864: Reserve Forces of Tennessee was established. Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Tennessee.

May 4 1865: The Reserve Forces of Tennessee surrendered.



Military Division of the West

Confederate High Command on October 3 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard awaited
    • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
      • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
      • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
        • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
        • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
        • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
        • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
    • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
      • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: George Baird Hodge interim Franklin Gardner awaited
        • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
      • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
      • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
    • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Established, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, discontinued

  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 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. General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was appointed to command the Military Division of the West, arriving on 17th October 1864. The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred to the Military Division of the West. The Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana transferred to the Military Division of the West. The Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia transferred to the Military Division of the West. The Department of Western Kentucky transferred to the Military Division of the West.

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

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


Department of Western Kentucky

Confederate High Command on October 3 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard awaited
    • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
      • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
      • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
        • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
        • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
        • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
        • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
    • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
      • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: George Baird Hodge interim Franklin Gardner awaited
        • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
      • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
      • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
    • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • Hylan Benton Lyon (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky transferred to the Military Division of the West. Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon retained command of the Department of Western Kentucky.

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


Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia

Confederate High Command on October 3 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard awaited
    • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
      • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
      • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
        • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
        • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
        • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
        • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
    • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
      • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: George Baird Hodge interim Franklin Gardner awaited
        • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
      • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
      • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
    • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • John Cabell Breckinridge (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia transferred to the Military Division of the West. Major-General John Cabell Breckinridge retained command of the Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia.

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


Department of Tennessee and Georgia

Confederate High Command on October 3 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard awaited
    • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
      • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
      • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
        • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
        • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
        • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
        • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
    • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
      • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: George Baird Hodge interim Franklin Gardner awaited
        • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
      • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
      • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
    • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • John Bell Hood (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred to the Military Division of the West. The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

December 16 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

District of Western North Carolina

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred with Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • James Green Martin (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Brigadier-General James Green Martin retained command of the District of Western North Carolina.

December 16 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

Army of Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia

  • John Bell Hood (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Army of Tennessee.

December 16 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Army of Tennessee. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

I Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred with Army of Tennessee

  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham retained command of I Corps (Tennessee).

December 16 1864: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West.

II Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred with Army of Tennessee

  • Stephen Dill Lee (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

August 15 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Department of Tennessee to the Department of Tennessee and Georgia.

October 3 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee retained command of II Corps (Tennessee).

December 16 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

III Corps Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred with Army of Tennessee

  • Alexander Peter Stewart (temporary October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart retained command of III Corps (Tennessee).

December 16 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred with Army of Tennessee

  • Joseph Wheeler (October 3 1864-November 15 1864)
  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (temporary November 15 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Joseph Wheeler retained command of Cavalry Corps (Tennessee).

November 15 1864: Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest assumed temporary command of Cavalry Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Major-General Joseph Wheeler.

December 16 1864: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.


Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Confederate High Command on October 3 1864 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Military Division of the West: Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard awaited
    • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
      • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
      • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
        • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
        • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
        • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
        • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Joseph Wheeler
    • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
      • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: George Baird Hodge interim Franklin Gardner awaited
        • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
      • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
      • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
      • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
    • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
    • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • Richard Taylor (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana transferred to the Military Division of the West. The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of West Tennessee transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of Northern Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The District of Central Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor retained command of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

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

December 16 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Northern Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. 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. The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Central Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

Gulf District

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (October 3 1864-November 22 1864)
  • Daniel Leadbetter (November 22 1864-December 12 1864)
  • Dabney Herndon Maury (December 12 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

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

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

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

District of West Tennessee

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained command of the District of West Tennessee.

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

District of Northern Alabama

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • Philip Dale Roddey (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The District of Northern Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Brigadier-General Philip Dale Roddey retained command of the District of Northern Alabama.

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

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • George Baird Hodge (interim October 3 1864-October 6 1864)
  • Franklin Gardner (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Colonel George Baird Hodge retained temporary command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

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

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

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

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • George Baird Hodge (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Colonel George Baird Hodge retained command of the Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi.

December 16 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.

Sub-District of Northern Mississippi

Established, November 6 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • William Wirt Adams (November 6 1864-December 16 1864)

November 6 1864: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was established in the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Brigadier-General William Wirt Adams assumed command of the Sub-District of Northern Mississippi.

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

District of Central Alabama

Transferred to Military Division of the West, October 3 1864-December 16 1864, transferred from Military Division of the West

  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (October 3 1864-December 16 1864)

October 3 1864: The District of Central Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana to the Military Division of the West. Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams retained command of the District of Central Alabama.

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


Department of Western Kentucky

Confederate High Command on December 16 1864

  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
      • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
      • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest temporary
  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Franklin Gardner
      • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Sub-District of Northern Mississippi: William Wirt Adams
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
  • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-March 25 1865, discontinued, to Department of Kentucky

  • Hylan Benton Lyon (December 16 1864-March 25 1865)

December 16 1864: The Department of Western Kentucky transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon retained command of the Department of Western Kentucky.

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


Department of Tennessee and Georgia

Confederate High Command on December 16 1864

  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
      • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
      • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest temporary
  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Franklin Gardner
      • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Sub-District of Northern Mississippi: William Wirt Adams
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
  • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • John Bell Hood (December 16 1864-January 23 1865)
  • Richard Taylor (temporary January 23 1865-February 22 1865 interim February 25 1865)
  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 22 1865-March 27 1865)
  • Thomas Howell Cobb (March 27 1865-April 20 1865)
  • Vacant (April 20 1865-April 26 1865)

December 16 1864: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Department of Tennessee and Georgia. The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana transferred from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

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

February 22 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. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston was appointed to command the Department of Tennessee and Georgia, arriving on 25th 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. The Army of Tennessee transferred to the Army of the South.

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

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

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

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

April 26 1865: The Department of Tennessee and Georgia surrendered. The District of Western North Carolina surrendered.

District of Western North Carolina

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • James Green Martin (December 16 1864-April 26 1865)

December 16 1864: The District of Western North Carolina transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Brigadier-General James Green Martin retained command of the District of Western North Carolina.

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

Army of Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-February 22 1865, transferred to Army of the South

  • John Bell Hood (December 16 1864-January 14 1865)
  • Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (temporary January 14 1865-January 23 1865)
  • Richard Taylor (January 23 1865-February 22 1865)

December 16 1864: The Army of Tennessee transferred with the Department of Tennessee and Georgia from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. General John Bell Hood retained command of the Army of Tennessee. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department.

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

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

February 22 1865: The Army of Tennessee transferred to the Army of the South. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued.

I Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-February 22 1865, to Army of the South

  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (December 16 1864-February 22 1865)

December 16 1864: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West. Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham retained command of I Corps (Tennessee).

February 23 1865: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South.

II Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-February 22 1865, to Army of the South

  • Stephen Dill Lee (December 16 1864-December 17 1864)
  • Carter Littlepage Stevenson (temporary December 17 1864-February 22 1865)

December 16 1864: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee retained command of II Corps (Tennessee).

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

February 23 1865: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South.

III Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-February 22 1865, to Army of the South

  • Alexander Peter Stewart (December 16 1864-February 22 1865)

December 16 1864: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart retained command of III Corps (Tennessee).

February 23 1865: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South.

Cavalry Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-February 22 1865, discontinued

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (December 16 1864-February 22 1865)

December 16 1864: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained temporary command of Cavalry Corps (Tennessee).

February 22 1865: Cavalry Corps (Tennessee) was discontinued.


Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Confederate High Command on December 16 1864

  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: John Bell Hood
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: John Bell Hood
      • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
      • II Corps Tennessee: Stephen Dill Lee
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • Cavalry Corps Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest temporary
  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • District of Mississippi and East Louisiana: Franklin Gardner
      • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
      • Sub-District of Northern Mississippi: William Wirt Adams
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
    • District of West Tennessee: Nathan Bedford Forrest
  • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: John Cabell Breckinridge
  • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • Richard Taylor (December 16 1864-May 4 1865)

December 16 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Northern Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. 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. The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. The District of Central Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor retained command of the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

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

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

February 3 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. The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee. The District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

March 11 1865: The District of Central Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama. The District of Northern Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama. The District of Alabama was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

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

May 2 1865: The Gulf District surrendered.

May 4 1865: The Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana surrendered. The Department of Kentucky surrendered. The District of Alabama surrendered. The District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee surrendered. The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana surrendered. The Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi surrendered.

Gulf District

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-May 2 1865, discontinued

  • Dabney Herndon Maury (December 16 1864-May 2 1865)

December 16 1864: The Gulf District transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Major-General Dabney Herndon Maury retained command of the Gulf District.

May 2 1865: The Gulf District surrendered.

District of West Tennessee

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-January 15 1865, discontinued, to District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (December 16 1864-January 15 1865)

December 16 1864: The District of West Tennessee transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest retained command of the District of West Tennessee.

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

District of Northern Alabama

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-March 11 1865, discontinued, to District of Alabama

  • Philip Dale Roddey (December 16 1864-March 11 1865)

December 16 1864: The District of Northern Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Brigadier-General Philip Dale Roddey retained command of the District of Northern Alabama.

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

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-January 25 18665, discontinued, to District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee

  • Franklin Gardner (December 16 1864-January 15 1865)
  • William Thompson Martin (January 15 1865-January 25 1865)

December 16 1864: The District of Mississippi and East Louisiana transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. 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. The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Major General Franklin Gardner retained command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana.

January 15 1865: The District of West Tennessee was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Major-General William Thompson Martin assumed command of the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, succeeding Major-General Franklin Gardner.

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

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-January 25 1865, to District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee

  • George Baird Hodge (December 16 1864-January 25 1865)

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

January 25 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.

Sub-District of Northern Mississippi

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-January 25 1865, to District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee

  • William Wirt Adams (December 16 1864-January 25 1865)

December 16 1864: The Sub-District of Northern Mississippi transferred with the District of Mississippi and East Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Brigadier-General William Wirt Adams retained command of the Sub-District of Northern Mississippi.

January 25 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.

District of Central Alabama

Transferred from Military Division of the West, December 16 1864-March 11 1865, discontinued, to District of Alabama

  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (December 16 1864-March 11 1865)

December 16 1864: The District of Central Alabama transferred with the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana from the Military Division of the West to the War Department. Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams retained command of the District of Central Alabama.

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

District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee

Established, from District of Mississippi and East Louisiana-January 25 1865-February 3 1865, discontinued to District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee and District of South Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

  • Nathan Bedford Forrest (January 25 1865-February 3 1865)

January 25 1865: The District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. 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. 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. Major-General Nathan Bedford Forrest assumed command of the District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee.

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

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

Transferred from District of Mississippi and East Louisiana-January 25 1865-February 3 1865, transferred to District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

  • George Baird Hodge (January 25 1865-February 3 1865)

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

February 3 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.

Sub-District of Northern Mississippi

Transferred from District of Mississippi and East Louisiana-January 25 1865-February 3 1865, discontinued, to District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee

  • William Wirt Adams (January 25 1865-February 3 1865)

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

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

District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee

Established, from District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee and Sub-District of Northern Mississippi, February 3 1865-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • Marcus Joseph Wright (February 3 1865-May 4 1865)

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

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

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

Established, from District of Mississippi and East Louisiana, February 3 1865-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (February 3 1865-March 14 1865)
  • George Baird Hodge (March 14 1865-April 1 1865)
  • William Feimster Tucker (April 1 1865-May 4 1865)

February 3 1865: The District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. 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. Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana.

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

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

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

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

Transferred from District of Mississippi, East Louisiana and West Tennessee, February 3 1865-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • George Baird Hodge (February 3 1865-March 15 1865)
  • Benjamin Grubb Humphreys (March 15 1865-April 9 1865
  • Vacant (April 9 1865-May 4 1865)

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

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

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

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

District of Alabama

Established, from District of Northern Alabama and District of Central Alabama, March 11 1865-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • Daniel Weisiger Adams (March 11 1865-May 4 1865)

March 11 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. The District of Central Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama. The District of Northern Alabama was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Alabama. Brigadier-General Daniel Weisiger Adams assumed command of the District of Alabama.

May 4 1865: The District of Alabama surrendered.


Department of Kentucky

Confederate High Command on March 25 1865 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • Department of Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
    • District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee: Marcus Joseph Wright
    • District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: George Baird Hodge
      • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: Benjamin Grubb Humphreys
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: Joseph Eggleston Johnston
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
      • I Corps Tennessee: Daniel Harvey Hill temporary
      • II Corps Tennessee: Braxton Bragg
      • III Corps Tennessee: Edward Cary Walthall temporary
  • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: Jubal Anderson Early
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Established, from Department of Western Kentucky, March 25 1865-May 4 1865, discontinued

  • Hylan Benton Lyon (March 25 1865-May 4 1865)

March 25 1865: The Department of Kentucky was established in the Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. Brigadier-General Hylan Benton Lyon assumed command of the Department of Kentucky.

May 4 1865: The Department of Kentucky surrendered.


“Army of the South”

Confederate High Command on February 22 1865 Western and Gulf Theatre

  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee: Marcus Joseph Wright
    • District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Daniel Weisiger Adams
      • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: George Baird Hodge
    • Gulf District: Dabney Herndon Maury
    • District of Central Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
    • District of Northern Alabama: Philip Dale Roddey
  • Department of Tennessee and Georgia: Richard Taylor interim Joseph Eggleston Johnston awaited
    • District of Western North Carolina: James Green Martin
    • Army of Tennessee: Daniel Harvey Hill
      • I Corps Tennessee: Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
      • II Corps Tennessee: Braxton Bragg
      • III Corps Tennessee: Alexander Peter Stewart temporary
  • Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia: Jubal Anderson Early
  • Department of Western Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Georgia: Thomas Howell Cobb
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

Established February 22 1865-April 9 1865, discontinued, to Army of Tennessee

  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 22 1865-April 9 1865)

February 22 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. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed command of the Army of the South. The Army of Tennessee transferred to the Army of the South. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South.

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

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

Army of Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Tennessee and Georgia, February 22 1865-April 9 1865, to War Department

  • Daniel Harvey Hill (February 22 1865-February 27 1865)
  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (February 7 1865-March 16 1865)
  • Alexander Peter Stewart (temporary March 16 1865-April 9 1865)

February 22 1865: The Army of Tennessee transferred to the Army of the South. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor.

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

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

April 9 1865: The Army of Tennessee was reorganised, and all forces of the Army of the South incorporated into the Army of Tennessee. The Army of Tennessee transferred to War Department. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department.

I Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Department of Tennessee and Georgia, February 22 1865-April 9 1865, to War Department

  • Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (February 22 1865-February 23 1865)
  • William Joseph Hardee (February 23 1865-March 16 1865)
  • Daniel Harvey Hill (temporary March 16 1865-April 9 1865)

February 23 1865: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. Major-General Benjamin Franklin Cheatham retained command of I Corps (Tennessee).

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

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

April 9 1865: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department.

II Corps (Tennessee)

Transferred from Department of Tennessee and Georgia, February 22 1865-April 9 1865, to War Department

  • Braxton Bragg (February 22 1865-April 9 1865)

February 23 1865: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. General Braxton Bragg assumed command of II Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Major-General Carter Littlepage Stevenson.

April 9 1865: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department.

III Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Department of Tennessee and Georgia, February 22 1865-April 9 1865, to War Department

  • Alexander Peter Stewart (February 22 1865-March 16 1865)
  • Edward Cary Walthall (temporary March 16 1865-April 9 1865)

February 23 1865: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of Tennessee to the Army of the South. Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart retained command of III Corps (Tennessee).

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

April 9 1865: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department.

Army of Tennessee

Transferred from Army of the South, April 9 1865-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • Joseph Eggleston Johnston (April 9 1865-April 26 1865)

April 9 1865: The Army of Tennessee was reorganised, and all forces of the Army of the South incorporated into the Army of Tennessee. I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. General Joseph Eggleston Johnston resumed command of the Army of Tennessee, succeeding Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart.

April 26 1865: The Army of Tennessee surrendered. I Corps (Tennessee) surrendered. II Corps (Tennessee) surrendered. III Corps (Tennessee) surrendered.

I Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Army of the South, April 9 1865-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • William Joseph Hardee (April 9 1865-April 26 1865)

April 9 1865: I Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee assumed command of I Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

April 26 1865: I Corps (Tennessee) surrendered.

II Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Army of the South, April 9 1865-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • Stephen Dill Lee (April 9 1865-April 26 1865)

April 9 1865: II Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Stephen Dill Lee assumed command of II Corps (Tennessee), succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

April 26 1865: II Corps (Tennessee) surrendered.

III Corps Tennessee

Transferred from Army of the South, April 9 1865-April 26 1865, discontinued

  • Alexander Peter Stewart (April 9 1865-April 26 1865)

April 9 1865: III Corps (Tennessee) transferred with the Army of the Tennessee to the War Department. Lieutenant-General Alexander Peter Stewart assumed command of III Corps (Tennessee), succeeding Major-General Edward Cary Walthall.

April 26 1865: III Corps (Tennessee) surrendered.


Confederate High Command on May 3 1865 Western and Gulf theatre

  • Department of Alabama, Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: Richard Taylor
    • Department of Kentucky: Hylan Benton Lyon
    • District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee: Marcus Joseph Wright
    • District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana: William Feimster Tucker
      • Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi: vacant
    • District of Alabama: Daniel Weisiger Adams
  • Reserve Forces of Alabama: Jones Mitchell Withers
  • Reserve Forces of Mississippi: William Lindsay Brandon
  • Reserve Forces of Tennessee: John Cabell Breckinridge

 

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