Confederate Organisations: Atlantic Coast Theatre

Confederate Organisations: Atlantic Coast Theatre

Index

Department of Middle and Eastern Florida #1 20 August 1861-5 November 1861

Department of Middle and Eastern Florida #2 13 March 1862-7 October 1862

Department of Georgia 26 October 1861-5 November 1861

Department of North Carolina #1 22 April 1861-19 September 1862

Department of North Carolina #2 26 February 1863-28 May 1863

Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia #1 19 September 1862-26 February 1863

Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia #2 28 May 1863-26 April 1865

Department of South Carolina 3 March 1861-5 November 1861

Department of South Carolina and Georgia 13 March 1862-7 October 1862

Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida 7 October 1862-26 April 1865

Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida 5 November 1861-13 March 1862

District of Albemarle, North Carolina 21 December 1861-23 February 1862

District of Cape Fear, North Carolina 1 October 1861-18 August 1862

District of the Cape Fear River and the Defences of Wilmington, North Carolina 26 September 1863-18 April 1864

District of Florida 23 February 1864-26 April 1865

District of East Florida 4 November 1862-23 February 1864

District of Middle Florida 4 November 1862-23 February 1864

District of Middle and East Florida #1 5 November 1861-13 March 1862

District of Middle and East Florida #2 7 October 1862-4 November 1862

District of West Florida 7 October 1862-23 February 1864

District of Georgia 5 November 1861-10 April 1865

District of North Carolina 18 August 1862-19 September 1862

First District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia 10 May 1864-9 April 1865

Second District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia 25 May 1864-26 April 1865

Third District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia 20 May 1864-15 January 1865

District of Pamlico North Carolina 29 September 1861-18 August 1862

District of Roanoke Island, North Carolina 22 January 1862-18 August 1862

District of South Carolina 5 November 1861-26 April 1865

Defences of North Carolina 22 April 1861-1 October 1861

Defences of Savannah, Georgia #1 13 April 1861-26 October 1861

Defences of Savannah, Georgia #2 31 August 1863-17 December 1864

Sub-District of Cape Fear, North Carolina 18 August 1862-14 July 1863

Sub-District of Northern Georgia 20 January 1865-26 April 1865

First Sub-District of South Carolina 10 December 1861-26 April 1865

Second Sub-District of South Carolina 10 December 1861-1 May 1865

Third Sub-District of South Carolina 10 December 1861-26 April 1865

Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina 10 December 1861-29 November 1864

Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina #1 10 December 1861-6 May 1862

Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina #2 22 October 1863-23 May 1864

Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina #3 17 October 1864-26 April 1865

Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina #1 19 March 1862-28 May 1862

Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina #2 22 October 1863-17 October 1864

Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina 22 October 1863-17 October 1864

Forces in Charleston, South Carolina 3 March 1861-27 May 1861

I Corps Southern Virginia 26 February 1863-6 May 1863

Reserve Forces of Florida 30 April 1864-10 May 1865

Reserve Forces of North Carolina 18 April 1864-26 April 1865

Reserve Forces of South Carolina 30 April 1864-10 May 1865

Department of Middle and Eastern Florida #1

20 August 1861-5 November 1861

John Breckinridge Grayson 20 August 1861-10 October 1861 interim 20 October 1861

Vacant 21 October 1861

James Heyward Trapier 22 October 1861-5 November 1861

21 August 1861: The Department of Middle and Eastern Florida was established, comprising the state of Florida apart from the western panhandle territory.

21 August 1861: Brigadier-General John Breckinridge Grayson assumed command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida.

10 October 1861: Brigadier-General Edmund Kirby Smith appointed to command the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida. The orders were revoked before arrival and Brigadier General John Breckinridge Grayson retained interim command.

21 October 1861: Command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida became vacant.

22 October 1861: Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier assumed command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General John Breckinridge Grayson.

5 November 1861: The Department of Middle and Eastern Florida was discontinued, and incorporated as the District of Middle and East Florida in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida.

Department of Middle and Eastern Florida #2

13 March 1862-7 October 1862

James Heyward Trapier 13 March 1862-19 March 1862 interim 1 April 1862

William Scott Dilworth temporary 19 March 1862-8 April 1862 interim 18 April 1862

Joseph Finegan 8 April 1862-7 October 1862

13 March 1862: The Department of Middle and Eastern Florida was established, comprising the former District of Middle and East Florida.

13 March 1862: Brigadier-General James Hayward Trapier assumed command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida.

19 March 1862: Colonel William Scott Dilworth appointed to temporary command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida, arriving on 1 April 1862, to succeed James Heyward Trapier.

1 April 1862; Colonel William Scott Dilworth arrived to temporary command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier.

8 April 1862: Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan was appointed to command the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida arriving on 18 April 1862, to succeed Colonel William Scott Dilworth.

18 April 1862: Brigadier-General John Finegan arrived to command of the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida, succeeding Colonel William Scott Dilworth.

7 October 1862: The Department of Middle and Eastern Florida was discontinued.

Department of Georgia

26 October 1861-5 November 1861

Alexander Robert Lawton 26 October 1861-28 December 1862

26 October 1861: The Department of Georgia was established, comprising Savannah and the coast region of Georgia. 26 October 1861: The Defences of Savannah was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Georgia.

26 October 1861: Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton assumed command of the Department of Georgia.

5 November 1861: The Department of Georgia was discontinued, and transferred as the District of Georgia to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida.

Department of North Carolina #1

22 April 1861-19 September 1862

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 22 April 1861-19 August 1861 interim 20 August 1861

Richard Caswell Gatlin 19 August 1861-15 March 1862 interim 19 March 1862

Joseph Reid Anderson 15 March 1862-24 March 1862 interim 24 March 1862

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 24 March 1862-2 June 1862

James Green Martin 2 June 1862-17 July 1862

Daniel Harvey Hill 17 July 1862-19 September 1862

22 April 1861: The Department of North Carolina was established, comprising the state of North Carolina.

22 April 1861: Colonel Theophilus Hunter Holmes assumed command of the Department of North Carolina.

22 April 1861: The Defences of North Carolina was established in the Department of North Carolina.

19 August 1861: Brigadier-General Richard Caswell Gatlin appointed to command the Department of North Carolina, arriving on 20 August 1861 to succeed Brigadier-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes.

20 August 1861: Brigadier-General Richard Caswell Gatlin arrived to command the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes.

29 September 1861: The District of Pamlico was established in the Department of North Carolina.

1 October 1861: The Defences of North Carolina was discontinued.

1 October 1861: The District of Cape Fear was established in the Department of North Carolina

22 January 1862: The District of Roanoke Island was established in the Department of North Carolina.

22 January 1862: Roanoke Island transferred from the District of Pamlico to the District of Roanoke Island.

15 March 1862: Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson appointed to command the Department of North Carolina, arriving on 19 March 1862, to succeed Brigadier-General Richard Caswell Gatlin.

19 March 1862: Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson arrived to command the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Richard Caswell Gatlin.

24 March 1862: Major-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes appointed to command the Department of North Carolina, arriving on 25 March 1862.

25 March 1862: Major-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes arrived to command the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson.

12 April 1862: The Department of Norfolk was discontinued, and part of its territory was incorporated into the Department of North Carolina.

2 June 1862: Brigadier-General James Green Martin assumed command of the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Major-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes.

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

21 June 1862: The Department of North Carolina was extended to include the south bank of the James River in Virginia, including Drewry’s Bluff.

17 July 1862: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed command of the Department of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General James Green Martin.

18 August 1862: The District of North Carolina was established in the Department of North Carolina, comprising the right bank of the Roanoke River to the border of South Carolina.

18 August 1862: The District of Pamlico was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Carolina.

18 August 1862: The District of Roanoke Island was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Carolina.

18 August 1862: The District of Cape Fear was discontinued, and renamed the Sub-District of Cape Fear in the District of North Carolina.

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

19 September 1862: The District of North Carolina was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

19 September 1862: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the District of North Carolina to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

19 September 1862: The Department of North Carolina was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

Department of North Carolina #2

26 February 1863-28 May 1863

James Longstreet 26 February 1863-28 May 1863

26 February 1863: The Department of North Carolina was established.

26 February 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet assumed command of the Department of North Carolina.

26 February 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia was assigned temporarily from the Army of Northern Virginia to the Department of Southern Virginia.
26 February 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia was assigned temporarily as I Corps Southern Virginia.
26 February 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet retained command of I Corps Southern Virginia.
6 May 1863: I Corps Southern Virginia returned to the Army of Northern Virginia from the Department of Southern Virginia.

28 May 1863: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the Department of North Carolina to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

28 May 1863: The Department of North Carolina was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia #1

19 September 1862-26 February 1863

Gustavus Woodson Smith 19 September 1862-17 February 1863

Daniel Harvey Hill temporary 14 January 1863-17 February 1863,

Samuel Gibbs French temporary 17 February 1863-23 February 1863

Daniel Harvey Hill temporary 23 February 1863-26 February 1863

19 September 1862: The Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established, comprising the territory formerly in the Department of North Carolina and adjacent operational territory of the Army of Northern Virginia.

19 September 1862: Major-General Gustavus Woodson Smith assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

14 January 1863: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed temporary command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General Gustavus Woodson Smith.

17 February 1863: Major-General Samuel Gibbs French assumed temporary command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

23 February 1863: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed temporary command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General Samuel Gibbs French.

26 February 1863: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia to the Department of North Carolina.

26 February 1863: The Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was discontinued, and divided into the Department of North Carolina and the Department of Southern Virginia.

Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia #2

28 May 1863-26 April 1865

Daniel Harvey Hill 28 May 1863-1 July 1863

Samuel Gibbs French temporary July 1 863-14 July 1863

William Henry Chase Whiting 14 July 1863-23 September 1863 interim 24 September 1863

George Edward Pickett 23 September 1863-18 April 1864 interim 10 May 1864

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 18 April 1864-14 May 1864,

William Henry Chase Whiting temporary 14 May 1864-20 May 1864

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 20 May 1864-27 September 1864

William Henry Chase Whiting 27 September 1864-11 November 1864 interim 17 November 1864

Braxton Bragg 11 November 1864-6 March 1865

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 6 March 1865-26 April 1865

28 May 1863: The Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established, comprising the territory of the former Department of North Carolina and Department of Southern Virginia, including the Appomattox River and Petersburg, Virginia.

28 May 1863: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Lieutenant-General Samuel Gibbs French and Lieutenant-General James Longstreet.

28 May 1863: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia to the Department of North Carolina.

1 July 1863: Major-General Samuel Gibbs French assumed temporary command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

14 July 1863: Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General Samuel Gibbs French. The Sub-District of Cape Fear was discontinued.

23 September 1863: Major-General George Edward Pickett was appointed to command the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, arriving on 24 September 1863.

24 September 1863: Major-General George Edward Pickett arrived to command the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting.

26 September 1863: The District of the Cape Fear River and the Defences of Wilmington was established in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

18 April 1864: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was appointed to command the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, arriving on 10 May 1864, to succeed Major-General George Edward Pickett.

18 April 1864: The District of the Cape Fear River and the Defences of Wilmington was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

18 April 1864: The Reserve Forces of North Carolina was activated.

10 May 1864: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General George Edward Pickett.

10 May 1864: The First District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established.

14 May 1864: Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting assumed temporary command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

20 May 1864: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting.

20 May 1864: The Third District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established.

25 May 1864: The Second District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established.

27 September 1864: Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

27 September 1864: The Defences of Petersburg was established in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

27 September 1864: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed command of the Defences of Petersburg.

1 October 1864: The Defences of Petersburg was discontinued.

11 November 1864: General Braxton Bragg was appointed to command the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, arriving on 17 November 1864.

November 171864: General Braxton Bragg arrived to command the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting.

15 January 1865: The Third District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was discontinued.

6 March 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed command of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding General Braxton Bragg.

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

9 April 1865: The First District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was discontinued.

26 April 1865: The Second District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia surrendered.

Department of South Carolina

3 March 1861-5 November 1861

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 3 March 1861-27 May 1861

Daniel Harvey Hill 27 May 1861-20 August 1861

Roswell Sabine Ripley 20 August 1861-5 November 1861

3 March 1861: The Department of South Carolina was established.

3 March 1861: Brigadier-General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard appointed to command of the Department of South Carolina, arriving on 6 March 1861.

3 March 1861: Forces in Charleston was established in the Department of South Carolina.

6 March 1861: Brigadier-General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command of the Department of South Carolina

27 May 1861: Forces in Charleston was discontinued, and its forces transferred to the Department of South Carolina.

27 May 1861: Colonel Daniel Harvey Hill assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

20 August 1861: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

5 November 1861: The Department of South Carolina was discontinued, and was renamed the District of South Carolina in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida.

Department of South Carolina and Georgia

13 March 1862-7 October 1862

John Clifford Pemberton 13 March 1862-29 August 1862 interim 24 September 1862

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 29 August 1862-7 October 1862
13 March 1862: The Department of South Carolina and Georgia was established, comprising parts of the former Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

13 March 1862: Major-General John Clifford Pemberton appointed to command the Department of South Carolina and Georgia, arriving on 19 March 1862.

13 March 1862: The District of South Carolina transferred from the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

19 March 1862: Major-General John Clifford Pemberton arrived to command the Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

28 May 1862: Colonel William Stephen Walker assumed command of the Third Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans.

29 August 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was appointed to command of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia, arriving on 24 September 1862, to succeed Major-General John Clifford Pemberton.

24 September 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command the Department of South Carolina and Georgia, succeeding Major-General John Clifford Pemberton.

7 October 1862: The District of South Carolina transferred from the Department of South Carolina and Georgia to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

7 October 1862: The Department of South Carolina and Georgia was discontinued.

Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida

7 October 1862-26 April 1865

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 7 October 1862-20 April 1864
Samuel Jones 20 April 1864-28 September 1864 interim 2 October 1864

William Joseph Hardee 28 September 1864-22 February 1865 interim 25 February 1865

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 22 February 1865-26 April 1865

7 October 1862: The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida was established, comprising the territory of the former Department of South Carolina and Georgia and the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida.

7 October 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, arriving on 13 October 1862.

7 October 1862: The District of Middle and East Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina.

7 October 1862: The District of West Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

13 October 1862: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

4 November 1862: The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida extended its authority in Florida to include the Choctawatchee River and Bay, forty miles west of the Chattahoochee River.

4 November 1862:  The District of Middle and East Florida was discontinued, and its territory divided between the District of East Florida and the District of Middle Florida.

4 November 1862: The District of East Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

4 November 1862: The District of Middle Florida was established, in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

28 December 1862: The District of Georgia was extended to include all of Georgia except for the defences of the Apalachicola River.

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

31 August 1863: The Defences of Savannah was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

23 February 1864: The District of Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

23 February 1864: The District of East Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Florida.

23 February 1864: The District of Middle Florida was discontinued, and is territory incorporated into the District of Florida.

23 February 1864: The District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Florida.

20 April 1864: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, succeeding General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard.

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

28 September 1864: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee was appointed to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, arriving on 3 October 1864, to succeed Major-General Samuel Jones.

2 October 1864: Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee arrived to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, succeeding Major-General Samuel Jones.

17 December 1864: The Defences of Savannah was discontinued.

20 January 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia was established in the District of Georgia.

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

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

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

25 February 1865: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston arrived to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, succeeding Lieutenant-General William Joseph Hardee.

26 April 1865: The District of South Carolina surrendered. The District of Florida surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida surrendered

Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida

5 November 1861-13 March 1862

Robert Edward Lee 5 November 1861-13 March 1862

5 November 1861: The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida was established, comprising the coastal territory formerly in the Department of Georgia, the Department of South Carolina and the Department of Middle and East Florida. The western border was defined as the Apalachicola River.

5 November 1861: General Robert Edward Lee appointed to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida, arriving on 8 November 1861.

5 November 1861: The District of South Carolina was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

5 November 1861: The District of Georgia was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

5 November 1861: The District of Middle and East Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

8 November 1861: General Robert Edward Lee arrived to command the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida.

13 March 1862: The District of Middle and East Florida was discontinued, and renamed the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida.

13 March 1862: The Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and East Florida was discontinued.

District of Albemarle, North Carolina

21 December 1861-23 February 1862

Henry Alexander Wise 21 December 1861-23 February 1862

21 December 1861: The District of Albemarle was established in the Department of Norfolk, comprising North Carolina east of the Chowan River, and Washington and Tyrrel counties.

21 December 1861: Brigadier-General Henry Alexander Wise appointed to command the District of Albemarle, arriving on 11 January 1862.

11 January 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Alexander Wise arrived to command the District of Albemarle.

23 February 1862: The District of Albemarle was discontinued.

District of Cape Fear, North Carolina

1 October 1861-18 August 1862

Joseph Reid Anderson 1 October 1861-15 March 1862 interim 22 March 1862

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 3 September 1861 interim 24 September 1861

Joseph Reid Anderson 3 September 1861-15 March 1862 interim 22 March 1862

Samuel Gibbs French 15 March 1862-17 July 1862

William Henry Chase Whiting 17 July 1862-18 August 1862

1 October 1861: The District of Cape Fear was established in the Department of North Carolina, comprising the territory formerly in the Defences of North Carolina.

1 October 1861: Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson assumed command of the District of Cape Fear.

15 March 1862: Brigadier-General Samuel Gibbs French appointed to command the District of Cape Fear, arriving on 22 March 1862, to succeed Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson.

22 March 1862: Brigadier-General Samuel Gibbs French arrived to command the District of Cape Fear, succeeding Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson.

17 July 1862: Brigadier-General William Henry Chase Whiting assumed command of the District of Cape Fear, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Gibbs French.

18 August 1862: The District of Cape Fear was discontinued, and renamed the Sub-District of Cape Fear in the District of North Carolina.

District of the Cape Fer River and the Defences of Wilmington, North Carolina

26 September 1863-18 April 1864

William Henry Chase Whiting 26 September 1863-18 April 1864

26 September 1863: The District of the Cape Fear River and the Defences of Wilmington was established in the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

26 September 1863: Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting assumed command of the District of the Cape Fear River and the Defences of Wilmington.

18 April 1864: The District of the Cape Fear River and the Defences of Wilmington was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

District of Florida

23 February 1864-26 April 1865

James Patton Anderson 23 February 1864-30 August 1864

John King Jackson 30 August 1864-31 December 1864 interim 2 February 1865

Samuel Jones 31 December 1864-26 April 1865

23 February 1864: The District of Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising the former District of East Florida, District of West Florida, and District of Middle Florida.

23 February 1864: Major-General James Patton Anderson was appointed to command the District of Florida, arriving on 4 March 1864.

4 March 1864: Major-General James Patton Anderson arrived to command the District of Florida.

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

30 August 1864: Brigadier-General John King Jackson assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Major-General James Patton Anderson.

29 September 1864: Brigadier-General William Miller assumed command of the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General John King Jackson.

31 December 1864: Major-General Samuel Jones was appointed to command the District of Florida, arriving on 2 February 1865, to succeed Brigadier-General William Miller.

2 February 1865: Major-General Samuel Jones arrived to command the District of Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General William Miller.

26 April 1865: The District of Florida surrendered.

District of East Florida

4 November 1862-23 February 1864

Joseph Finegan 4 November 1862-23 February 1864

4 November 1862: The District of East Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising Florida east of the Suwanee River.

4 November 1862: Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan assumed command of the District of East Florida.

23 February 1864: The District of East Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Florida.

District of Middle Florida

4 November 1862-23 February 1864

Thomas Howell Cobb 4 November 1862-7 August 1863 interim 12 August 1863

Joseph Finegan 7 August 1863-6 October 1863 interim 11 November 1863

William Montgomery Gardner 6 October 1863-23 February 1864

4 November 1862: The District of Middle Florida was established, in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising the territory between the Suwannee and Choctawatchee Rivers, including the defences of the Apalachicola River.

4 November 1862: Brigadier-General Thomas Howell Cobb assumed command of the District of Middle Florida.

28 December 1862: The District of Georgia was extended to include all of Georgia except for the defences of the Apalachicola River.

7 August 1863: Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan was appointed to command the District of Middle Florida, arriving on 12 August 1863, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Howell Cobb.

12 August 1863: Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan arrived to command the District of Middle Florida, succeeding Major-General Thomas Howell Cobb.

6 October 1863: Brigadier-General William Montgomery Gardner was appointed to command District of Middle Florida, arriving on 11 November 1863, succeeding Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan.

11 November 1863: Brigadier-General William Montgomery Gardner arrived to assume command of the District of Middle Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan.

23 February 1864: The District of Middle Florida was discontinued, and is territory incorporated into the District of Florida.

District of Middle and East Florida #1

5 November 1861-13 March 1862

James Heyward Trapier 5 November 1861-14 November 1861

John Breckinridge Grayson 20 August 1861-10 October 1861 interim 20 October 1861

Vacant 21 October 1861

James Heyward Trapier 22 October 1861-14 November 1861

William Montgomery Gardner 14 November 1861-13 March 1862

5 November 1861: The District of Middle and East Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising the territory of the former Department of Middle and East Florida.

5 November 1861: Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier assumed command of the District of Middle and East Florida.

14 November 1861: Brigadier-General William Montgomery Gardner assumed command of the District of Middle and East Florida, succeeding Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier.

13 March 1862: The District of Middle and East Florida was discontinued, and renamed the Department of Middle and Eastern Florida.

District of Middle and East Florida #2

7 October 1862-4 November 1862

Joseph Finegan 7 October 1862-4 November 1862

7 October 1862: The District of Middle and East Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising the former Department of Middle and East Florida.

7 October 1862: Brigadier-General Joseph Finegan retained command of the District of Middle and East Florida.

4 November 1862: The District of Middle and East Florida was discontinued, and its territory divided between the District of East Florida and the District of Middle Florida.

District of West Florida

7 October 1862-23 February 1864

John Horace Forney 7 October 1862-23 February 1864

7 October 1862: The District of West Florida was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

7 October 1862: Brigadier-General John Horace Forney assumed command of the District of West Florida.

23 February 1864: The District of West Florida was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Florida.

District of Georgia

5 November 1861-10 April 1865

Alexander Robert Lawton 5 November 1861-28 December 1862

Hugh Weedon Mercer 28 December 1862-11 November 1863 interim 18 June 1864

Henry Rootes Jackson 11 November 1863-28 September 1864

Thomas Howell Cobb 28 September 1864-21 January 1865

Daniel Harvey Hill 21 January 1865-10 April 1865

5 November 1861: The District of Georgia was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising the territory of the former Department of Georgia.

5 November 1861: Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton assumed command of the District of Georgia.

13 March 1862: The District of Georgia transferred from the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

13 March 1862: Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton retained command of the District of Georgia.

7 October 1862: The District of Georgia transferred from the Department of South Carolina and Georgia to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

7 October 1862: Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton retained command of the District of Georgia.

28 December 1862: The District of Georgia was extended to include all of Georgia except for the defences of the Apalachicola River.

28 December 1862: Brigadier-General Hugh Weedon Mercer assumed command of the District of Georgia, succeeding Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton.

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

11 November 1863: Brigadier-General Henry Rootes Jackson was appointed to command the District of Georgia, arriving on 18 June 1864, succeeding Brigadier-General Hugh Weedon Mercer.

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

18 June 1864: Brigadier-General Henry Rootes Jackson arrived to command the District of Georgia, succeeding Brigadier-General Hugh Weedon Mercer.

28 September 1864: Major-General Thomas Howell Cobb assumed command of the District of Georgia, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Rootes Jackson.

20 January 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia was established in the District of Georgia.

21 January 1865: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed command of the District of Georgia, succeeding Major-General Thomas Howell Cobb.

10 April 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia transferred from the District of Georgia to the District of South Carolina.

10 April 1865: The District of Georgia was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

District of North Carolina

18 August 1862-19 September 1862

James Green Martin 18 August 1862-19 September 1862

18 August 1862: The District of North Carolina was established in the Department of North Carolina, comprising the right bank of the Roanoke River to the border of South Carolina.

18 August 1862: Brigadier-General James Green Martin assumed command of the District of North Carolina.

18 August 1862: The District of Cape Fear was discontinued, and renamed the Sub-District of Cape Fear in the District of North Carolina.

18 August 1862: The Sub-District of Cape Fear was established in the District of North Carolina, with responsibility for the defences of Wilmington, North Carolina.

19 September 1862: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the District of North Carolina to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

19 September 1862: The District of North Carolina was discontinued, and incorporated into the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

First District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia

10 May 1864-9 April 1865

William B Butler temporary 10 May 1864-1 June 1864

Henry Alexander Wise 10 May 1864-9 April 1865

10 May 1864: The First District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established, comprising the right bank of the Appomattox River.

10 May 1864: Brigadier-General Henry Alexander Wise was appointed to command the First District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, arriving on 1 June 1864.

10 May 1864: Colonel William B Butler assumed temporary command of the First District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

12 May 1864: The First District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was extended north of the Appomattox River to Swift Creek.

1 June 1864: Brigadier General Henry Alexander Wise arrived to command the First District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

2 June 1864: The First District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was extended to include the territory between the James and Roanoke Rivers including the north side of the James River at Richmond.

9 April 1865: The First District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was discontinued.

Second District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia

25 May 1864-26 April 1865

John Henry Winder 25 May 1864-9 June 1864

Laurence Simmons Baker 9 June 1864-26 April 1865

25 May 1864: The Second District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established. It comprised the interior of the state of North Carolina and southern sections of Virginia.

25 May 1864: Brigadier-General John Henry Winder assumed command of the Second District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

9 June 1864: Brigadier-General Laurence Simmons Baker assumed command of the Second District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia, succeeding Brigadier-General John Henry Winder.

26 April 1865: The Second District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia surrendered.

Third District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia

20 May 1864-15 January 1865

William Henry Chase Whiting 20 May 1864-15 January 1865

20 May 1864: The Third District of North Carolina and Southern Virginia was established. It comprised the territory around Wilmington, North Carolina.

20 May 1864: Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting assumed command of the Third District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia

15 January 1865: The Third District of the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia surrendered.

District of Pamlico North Carolina

29 September 1861-18 August 1862

Daniel Harvey Hill 29 September 1861-16 November 1861

Lawrence O’Bryan Branch 16 November 1861-17 March 1862 interim 18 March 1862

Samuel Gibbs French 17 March 1862-19 March 1862

Robert Ransom temporary 19 March 1862-18 August 1862

29 September 1861: The District of Pamlico was established in the Department of North Carolina, comprising Albemarle Sound and Pamlico Sound and the Neuse River territory of North Carolina.

29 September 1861: Brigadier-General Daniel Harvey Hill appointed to command the District of Pamlico, arriving on 4 October 1861.

4 October 1861: Brigadier-General Daniel Harvey Hill arrived to command the District of Pamlico.

16 November 1861: Brigadier-General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch assumed command of the District of Pamlico, succeeding Brigadier-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

26 November 1861: The District of Pamlico was extended by the addition of Roanoke Island.

31 December 1861: The District of Pamlico was extended to include the coast of North Carolina between the District of Albemarle and Bogue Inlet.

22 January 1862: Roanoke Island transferred from the District of Pamlico to the District of Roanoke Island.

17 March 1862: Brigadier-General Samuel Gibbs French appointed to command the District of Pamlico, arriving on 18 March 1862, to succeed Brigadier-General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch.

18 March 1862: Brigadier-General Samuel Gibbs French arrived to command the District of Pamlico, succeeding Brigadier-General Lawrence O’Bryan Branch.

19 March 1862: Brigadier-General Robert Ransom assumed temporary command of the District of Pamlico, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Gibbs French.

18 August 1862: The District of Pamlico was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Carolina.

District of Roanoke Island, North Carolina

22 January 1862-18 August 1862

Henry Alexander Wise 22 January 1862-9 February 1862

Henry Marchmore Shaw 9 February 1862-18 August 1862

22 January 1862: The District of Roanoke Island was established in the Department of North Carolina.

22 January 1862: Roanoke Island transferred from the District of Pamlico to the District of Roanoke Island.

22 January 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Alexander Wise assumed command of the District of Roanoke Island.

9 February 1862: Colonel Henry Marchmore Shaw assumed command of the District of Roanoke Island, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Alexander Wise.

18 August 1862: The District of Roanoke Island was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of North Carolina.

District of South Carolina

5 November 1861-26 April 1865

Roswell Sabine Ripley 5 November 1861–12 October 1864

Samuel Jones 12 October 1864-26 April 1865

5 November 1861: The District of South Carolina was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, comprising the territory of the former Department of South Carolina.

5 November 1861: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley assumed command of the District of South Carolina.

10 December 1861: The District of South Carolina was divided into the First Sub-District, the Second Sub-District, the Third Sub-District, the Fourth Sub-District, and the Fifth Sub-District.

10 December 1861: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

10 December 1861: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

10 December 1861: The Third Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

10 December 1861: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

10 December 1861: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

13 March 1862: The District of South Carolina transferred from the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

13 March 1862: The District of Georgia transferred from the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida to the Department of South Carolina and Georgia.

13 March 1862: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley retained command of the District of South Carolina.

19 March 1862: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was established, incorporating parts of the Fifth Sub-District, comprising Port Royal Sound and Ferebeeville to the Savannah River.

6 May 1862: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued, and incorporated into the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina.

28 May 1862: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Fourth Sub-District.

7 October 1862: The District of South Carolina transferred from the Department of South Carolina and Georgia to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

7 October 1862: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley retained command of the District of South Carolina.

22 October 1863: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was re-organised.

22 October 1863: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

22 October 1863: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was established. The Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina was established.

12 October 1864: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley.

17 October 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the First Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Second Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued. It was incorporated into the Third Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina and combined with the Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued. It was combined with the Second Sub-District and renamed the Fourth Sub-District.

17 October 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was reorganised, to serve primarily for recruiting purposes.

17 October 1864: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was established, incorporating the former Third Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Third Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

29 November 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of the District of South Carolina was discontinued.

10 April 1865: The District of Georgia was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

10 April 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia transferred to the District of South Carolina.

26 April 1865: The First Sub-District of South Carolina surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Third Sub-District of South Carolina surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia surrendered.

26 April 1865: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina continued to exist autonomously.

26 April 1865: The District of South Carolina surrendered.

Defences of North Carolina

22 April 1861-1 October 1861

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 3 September 1861 interim 24 September 1861

Joseph Reid Anderson 3 September 1861-1 October 1861

22 April 1861: The Defences of North Carolina was established in the Department of North Carolina, comprising the territory around Wilmington, North Carolina.

22 April 1861: Colonel Theophilus Hunter Holmes assumed command of the Defences of North Carolina.

3 September 1861: Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson appointed to command the Defences of North Carolina, arriving on 24 September 1861.

24 September 1861: Brigadier-General Joseph Reid Anderson arrived to command the Defences of North Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes

1 October 1861: The Defences of North Carolina was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Cape Fear.

Defences of Savannah, Georgia #1

13 April 1861-26 October 1861

Alexander Robert Lawton 13 April 1861-26 October 1861

13 April 1861: The Defences of Savannah was established, comprising the territory around Savannah, Georgia, and Fort Pulaski.

13 April 1861: Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton appointed to command the Defences of Savannah, arriving on 17 April 1861.

17 April 1861: Brigadier-General Alexander Robert Lawton arrived to command the Defences of Savannah.

4 May 1861: The Defences of Savannah was extended to include the entire coastline of Georgia.

26 October 1861: The Defences of Savannah was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of Georgia.

Defences of Savannah, Georgia #2

31 August 1863-17 December 1864

Jeremy Francis Gilmer 31 August 1863-1 April 1864

Samuel Jones 1 April 1864-18 May 1864

Lafayette McLaws 18 May 1864-17 December 1864

31 August 1863: The Defences of Savannah was established in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. 31 August 1863: Colonel Jeremy Francis Gilmer assumed command of the Defences of Savannah.

1 April 1864: Major-General Samuel Jones assumed command of the Defences of Savannah, succeeding Colonel Jeremy Francis Gilmer.

18 May 1864: Major-General Lafayette McLaws assumed command of the Defences of Savannah, succeeding Major-General Samuel Jones.

17 December 1864: The Defences of Savannah was discontinued.

Sub-District of Cape Fear, North Carolina

18 August 1862-14 July 1863

William Henry Chase Whiting 18 August 1862-19 September 1862

Samuel Gibbs French 19 September 1862-8 November 1862 interim 17 November 1862

William Henry Chase Whiting 8 November 1862-14 July 1863

18 August 1862: The Sub-District of Cape Fear was established in the District of North Carolina, with responsibility for the defences of Wilmington, North Carolina.

18 August 1862:  Brigadier-General William Henry Chase Whiting retained command of the Sub-District of Cape Fear.

19 September 1862: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the District of North Carolina to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

19 September 1862: Major-General Samuel Gibbs French assumed command of the Sub-District of Cape Fear, succeeding Brigadier-General William Henry Chase Whiting.

8 November 1862: Brigadier-General William Henry Chase Whiting was appointed to command the Sub-District of Cape Fear, arriving on 17 November.

17 November 1862: Brigadier-General William Henry Chase Whiting arrived to command the Sub-District of Cape Fear, succeeding Major-General Samuel Gibbs French.

26 February 1863: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia to the Department of North Carolina.

26 February 1863: Brigadier-General William Henry Chase Whiting retained command of the Sub-District of Cape Fear.

28 May 1863: The Sub-District of Cape Fear transferred from the Department of North Carolina to the Department of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.

28 May 1863: Major-General William Henry Chase Whiting retained command of the Sub-District of Cape Fear.

14 July 1863: The Sub-District of Cape Fear was discontinued.

Sub-District of Northern Georgia

20 January 1865-26 April 1865

William Tatum Wofford 20 January 1865-26 April 1865

20 January 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia was established in the District of Georgia.

20 January 1865: Brigadier-General William Tatum Wofford assumed command of the Sub-District of Northern Georgia.

10 April 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia transferred from the District of Georgia to the District of South Carolina.

10 April 1865: Brigadier-General William Tatum Wofford retained command of the Sub-District of Northern Georgia.

26 April 1865: The Sub-District of Northern Georgia surrendered.

First Sub-District of South Carolina

10 December 1861-26 April 1865

Arthur Middleton Manigault 10 December 1861-13 March 1862-7 October 1862

States Rights Gist 7 October 1862-16 October 1862

Roswell Sabine Ripley 16 October 1862-21 March 1864

Nathan George Evans 21 March 1864-17 October 1864

James Heyward Trapier 17 October 1864-26 April 1865

10 December 1861: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was established in the District of South Carolina to comprise the territory around Georgetown and extending from the South Santee River northwards.

10 December 1861: Colonel Arthur Middleton Manigault assumed command of the First Sub-District of South Carolina.

7 October 1862: Brigadier-General States Rights Gist assumed temporary command of the First Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Colonel Arthur Middleton Manigault.

16 October 1862: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley assumed command of the First Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General States Rights Gist.

22 October 1863: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was re-organised, to comprise Fort Sumter, Sullivan’s Island, Long Island, and the parishes of St Thomas and Christ Church.

21 March 1864: Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans assumed command of the First Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley.

23 May 1864: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was extended to include the territory of the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina. The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued, and incorporated into the First Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Second Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the First Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier assumed command of the First Sub-District of the District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley.

26 April 1865: The First Sub-District of South Carolina surrendered.

Second Sub-District of South Carolina

10 December 1861-1 May 1865

Roswell Sabine Ripley 10 December 1861-26 May 1862

Nathan George Evans interim 26 May 1862-28 May 1862

Hugh Weedon Mercer 26 May 1862-19 July 1862

Johnson Hagood 19 July 1862-14 March 1863

James Heyward Trapier 14 March 1863-16 October 1863

Beverley Holcombe Robertson 16 October 1863-28 December 1863

Johnson Hagood 28 December 1863-6 May 1864

Beverley Holcombe Robertson 6 May 1864-17 October 1864

Nathan George Evans 17 October 1864-5 November 1864 interim 22 November 1864

Robert Ransom 5 November 1864-26 April 1865

Vacant 26 April 1865-1 May 1865

10 December 1861: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina was established in the District of South Carolina to comprise the territory from the South Santee River to the Stono River and up to Rantowles Creek.

10 December 1861: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley assumed command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina.

26 May 1862: Brigadier-General Hugh Weedon Mercer was appointed to command the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, arriving on 28 May 1862.

26 May 1862: Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans assumed interim command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley.

28 May 1862: Brigadier-General Hugh Weedon Mercer arrived to command the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans.

19 July 1862: Colonel Johnson Hagood assumed command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Hugh Weedon Mercer.

7 October 1862: The Second Sub-District with the District of South Carolina from the Department of South Carolina and Georgia to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.

7 October 1862: Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood retained command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina.

14 March 1863: Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier assumed command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood.

16 October 1863: Brigadier-General Beverley Holcombe Robertson assumed command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier.

28 December 1863: Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood assumed command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Beverley Holcombe Robertson.

29 December 1863: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina was reorganised to include the territory west of the Sixth Sub-District, the Combahee and Little Salkehatchie Rivers and the Edisto River.

6 May 1864: Brigadier-General Beverley Holcombe Robertson assumed command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood.

17 October 1864: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Second Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina and combined with the Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued and combined with the Second Sub-District and renamed the Fourth Sub-District.

17 October 1864: Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans assumed command of the Second Sub-District of the District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier.

5 November 1864: Major-General Robert Ransom was appointed to command the Second Sub-District of the District of South Carolina, arriving on 22 November 1864, to succeed Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans.

22 November 1864: Major-General Robert Ransom arrived to command the Second Sub-District of the District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans.

26 April 1865: Command of the Second Sub-District of South Carolina became vacant.

26 April 1865: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina continued to exist autonomously.

1 May 1865: The Second Sub-District of the District of South Carolina surrendered.

Third Sub-District of South Carolina

10 December 1861-26 April 1865

Roswell Sabine Ripley temporary 11 December 1861-18 December 1861

Nathan George Evans 18 December 1861-13 March 1862

Nathan George Evans 5 March 1862-28 May 1862

William Stephen Walker 28 May 1862-8 May 1864 interim 16 May 1864

Thomas Jordan 8 May 1864-1 August 1864

Lafayette McLaws 1 August 1864-17 October 1864

William Booth Taliaferro 17 October 1864-26 April 1865

10 December 1861: The Third Sub-District of South Carolina was established the District of South Carolina to comprise the territory from the Stono River to the Ashepoo River. It remained attached temporarily to the Second Sub-District.

10 December 1861: Command of the Third Sub-District of South Carolina remained vacant but temporarily under Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley.

18 December 1861: Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans assumed command of the Third Sub-District of South Carolina.

28 May 1862: Colonel William Stephen Walker assumed command of the Third Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Nathan George Evans.

8 May 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas Jordan was appointed to command the Third Sub-District of South Carolina, arriving on 16 May 1864, to succeed Brigadier-General William Stephen Walker.

16 May 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas Jordan arrived to command the Third Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General William Stephen Walker.

1 August 1864: Major-General Lafayette McLaws assumed command of the Third Sub-District of the District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Jordan.

17 October 1864: The Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued. It was incorporated into the Third Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was established, incorporating the former Third Sub-District of South Carolina

17 October 1864. The Third Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: Brigadier-General William Booth Taliaferro retained command of the Third Sub-District of the District of South Carolina.

26 April 1865: The Third Sub-District of South Carolina surrendered.

Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina

10 December 1861-29 November 1864

John Clifford Pemberton 10 December 1861-19 March 1862

Maxcy Gregg 19 March 1862-6 May 18620

William Stephen Walker 6 May 1862-28 May 1862

Thomas Fenwick Drayton 28 May 1862-19 July 1862

William Stephen Walker 19 July 1862-6 November 1862

James Heyward Trapier 6 November 1862-19 July 1864

Roswell Sabine Ripley 19 July 1864-17 October 1864

Beverley Holcombe Robertson 17 October 1864-29 November 1864

10 December 1861: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was established the District of South Carolina to comprise the territory from the Ashepoo River to Port Royal entrance and up the Colleton River and Ocetee Creek to Ferebeeville.

10 December 1861: Brigadier-General John Clifford Pemberton assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina.

19 March 1862: Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Major-General John Clifford Pemberton.

11 April 1862: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was extended to the Coosawhatchee River.

6 May 1862: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was extended to the Savannah River, incorporating the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

6 May 1862: Colonel William Stephen Walker assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Maxcy Gregg.

28 May 1862: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was extended to include the territory of the Sixth Sub-District.

28 May 1862: Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina.

19 July 1862: Colonel William Stephen Walker assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton.

6 November 1862: Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Colonel William Stephen Walker.

19 July 1864: Brigadier-General Roswell Sabine Ripley assumed temporary command of the Fourth Sub-District of the District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General James Heyward Trapier.

17 October 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the First Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Second Sub-District of South Carolina was renamed the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina and combined with the Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued. It was combined with the Second Sub-District and renamed the Fourth Sub-District.

17 October 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina was reorganised, to serve primarily for recruiting purposes.

17 October 1864: Brigadier-General Beverley Holcombe Robertson assumed command of the Fourth Sub-District of the District of South Carolina.

29 November 1864: The Fourth Sub-District of the District of South Carolina was discontinued.

Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina #1

10 December 1861-6 May 1862

Thomas Fenwick Drayton 10 December 1861-13 March 1862-19 March 1862

Lafayette Daniel Smith Donelson 19 March 1862-6 May 1862

10 December 1861: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was established the District of South Carolina to comprise the territory from Ferebeeville and Port Royal Sound to the Savannah River.

10 December 1861: Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton assumed command of the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

19 March 1862: Parts of the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina were transferred to form the Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina.

19 March 1862: Brigadier General Daniel Smith Donelson assumed command of the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton.

6 May 1862: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued, and incorporated into the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina.

Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina #2

22 October 1863-23 May 1864

Alfred Moore Rhett 22 October 1863-23 May 1864

22 October 1863: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was re-established, comprising Charleston, the Neck, Fort Ripley, and Castle Pinckney.

22 October 1863: Colonel Alfred Moore Rhett assumed command of the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

23 May 1864: The First Sub-District of South Carolina was extended to include the territory. The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued, and incorporated into the First Sub-District of South Carolina.

Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina #3

17 October 1864-26 April 1865

McLaws 17 October 1864-23 January 1865

Vacant 23 January 1865-10 April 1865

Lafayette McLaws 10 April 1865-26 April 1865

7 October 1864: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina was re-established, incorporating the former Third Sub-District of South Carolina.

7 October 1864: Major-General Lafayette McLaws assumed command of the Fifth Sub-District of the District of South Carolina.

23 January 1865: Command of the Fifth Sub-District of the District of South Carolina became vacant.

10 April 1865: The District of Georgia was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

10 April 1865: Major-General Lafayette McLaws retained command of the Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina.

26 April 1865: The Fifth Sub-District of South Carolina surrendered.

Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina #1

19 March 1862-28 May 1862

Thomas Fenwick Drayton 19 March 1862-28 May 1862

19 March 1862: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was established, incorporating parts of the Fifth Sub-District, comprising Port Royal Sound and Ferebeeville to the Savannah River.

19 March 1862: Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton assumed command of the Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina.

28 May 1862: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Fourth Sub-District.

Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina #2

22 October 1863-17 October 1864

Henry Alexander Wise 22 October 1863-17 October 1864

22 October 1863: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was re-established, comprising the territory along the eastern bank of the Edisto River west of Charleston.

22 October 1863: Brigadier-General Henry Alexander Wise assumed command of the Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina.

17 October 1864: The Sixth Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued. Its territory was combined with the Second Sub-District and renamed the Fourth Sub-District of South Carolina.

Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina

22 October 1863-17 October 1864

William Booth Taliaferro 22 October 1863-20 February 1864

Johnson Hagood 20 February 1864-6 May 1864

William Booth Taliaferro 6 May 1864-17 October 1864

22 October 1863: The Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina was established, comprising James Island.

22 October 1863: Brigadier-General William Booth Taliaferro assumed command of the Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina.

20 February 1864: Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood assumed command of the Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General William Booth Taliaferro.

6 May 1864: Brigadier-General William Booth Taliaferro assumed command of the Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina, succeeding Brigadier-General Johnson Hagood.

17 October 1864: The Seventh Sub-District of South Carolina was discontinued and its territory incorporated into the Third Sub-District of South Carolina.

Forces in Charleston, South Carolina

3 March 1861-27 May 1861

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 3 March 1861-27 May 1861

3 March 1861: Forces in Charleston was established, comprising Forces in and around Charleston, South Carolina.

3 March 1861: Brigadier-General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard appointed to command Forces in Charleston, South Carolina, arriving on 6 March 1861.

6 March 1861: Brigadier-General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard arrived to command of Forces in Charleston.

27 May 1861: Forces in Charleston was discontinued, and its forces transferred to the Department of South Carolina.

I Corps Southern Virginia

26 February 1863-6 May 1863

James Longstreet 26 February 1863-6 May 1863

26 February 1863: I Corps Northern Virginia was assigned temporarily from the Army of Northern Virginia to the Department of Southern Virginia as I Corps Southern Virginia.
26 February 1863: Lieutenant-General James Longstreet retained command of I Corps Southern Virginia.
6 May 1863: I Corps Southern Virginia returned to the Army of Northern Virginia from the Department of Southern Virginia.

Reserve Forces of Florida

30 April 1864-10 May 1865

John King Jackson 30 April 1864-8 September 1864

William Miller 8 September 1864-10 May 1865

30 April 1864: Reserve Forces of Florida was established.

30 April 1864: Brigadier-General John King Jackson was appointed to command the Reserve Forces of Florida, arriving on 13 May 1864.

13 May 1864: Brigadier-General John King Jackson arrived to command the Reserve Forces of Florida.

8 September 1864: Reserve Forces of Florida were activated.

8 September 1864: Brigadier-General William Miller assumed command of the Reserve Forces of Florida.

10 May 1865: The Reserve Forces of Florida surrendered.

Reserve Forces of North Carolina

18 April 1864-26 April 1865

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 18 April 1864-26 April 1865

18 April 1864: The Reserve Forces of North Carolina was activated.

18 April 1864: Lieutenant-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes was appointed to command the Reserve Forces of North Carolina, arriving on 28 May 1864.

28 May 1864: Lieutenant-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes arrived to command the Reserve Forces of North Carolina.

26 April 1865: Reserve Forces of North Carolina surrendered.

Reserve Forces of South Carolina

30 April 1864-10 May 1865

James Chesnut 30 April 1864-25 April 1865

Vacant 26 April 1865-10 May 1865

30 April 1864: Reserve Forces of South Carolina was established.

30 April 1864: Brigadier-General James Chesnut assumed command of the Reserve Forces of South Carolina.

26 April 1865: Command of the Reserve Forces of South Carolina became vacant.

10 May 1865: The Reserve Forces of South Carolina surrendered.

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