Confederate Organisations – Districts and Equivalents

Confederate Organisations – Districts and Equivalents

Districts and Sub-Districts were formed in some Departments. These had specific geographical responsibilities. Some existed for extended periods of time while others functioned only temporarily in response to local operational circumstances. Many were subject to changes to their territory of responsibility as commanders as circumstances evolved.

Alphabetical Index

District of Abingdon, Virginia 2 May 1862-7 January 1864

District of Alabama #1 12 September 1861-27 January 1862

District of Alabama #2 11 March 1865-4 May 1865

District of Central Alabama 24 September 1864-11 March 1865

District of North Alabama 22 February 1862-27 June 1862

District of Northern Alabama 6 February 1864-11 March 1865

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

District of Aquia, Virginia 18 July 1861-6 September 1862

District of Arizona 1 October 1861-29 November 1862

District of Arkansas 28 May 1862-19 April 1865

District of Upper Arkansas 25 June 1861-10 January 1862

District of Arkansas and West Louisiana 19 April 1865-26 May 1865

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

Defences of Galveston, Texas 25 June 1861-2 October 1861

District of Galveston, Texas 2 October 1861-25 February 1862

District of Georgia 5 November 1861-10 April 1865

Gulf District 2 July 1862-2 May 1865

District of Harper’s Ferry, Virginia 3 July 1861-20 July 1861

District of Houston, Texas 3 January 1862-25 February 1862

Indian Territory 13 May 1861-10 September 1861

District of the Indian Territory #1 10 September 1861-22 November 1861

District of the Indian Territory #2 26 May 1862-26 May 1865

District of Lewisburg, Virginia 28 January 1862-8 May 1862

First Geographical Division (Louisiana) 2 September 1861-5 March 1862

District of Louisiana 17 April 1861-27 May 1861

District of West Louisiana 20 August 1862-19 April 1865

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana 5 March 1864-25 January 1865

District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana 21 October 1862-2 September 1863

District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana 21 October 1862-2 September 1863

District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana 21 October 1862-9 July 1863

District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana 1 April 1863-2 September 1863

District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana 9 March 1863-2 September 1863

District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee 25 January 1865-3 February 1865

District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee 3 February 1865-4 May 1865

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana #1 26 May 1862-1 October 1862

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana #2 3 February 1865-4 May 1865

District of the Mississippi 2 July 1862-11 October 1862

District of Missouri 20 August 1862-28 September 1862

District of North Carolina 18 August 1862-19 September 1862

District of Western North Carolina 18 September 1863-26 April 1865

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

Defences of North Carolina 22 April 1861-1 October 1861

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

Defences of Petersburg, Virginia 27 September 1864-1 October 1864

District of the Potomac 22 October 1861-29 January 1862

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

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

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

District of South Carolina 5 November 1861-26 April 1865

District of East Tennessee #1 26 July 1861-26 February 1862

District of East Tennessee #2 25 July 1863-2 May 1864

District of Middle Tennessee 27 September 1862-20 November 1862

District of West Tennessee 14 November 1863-15 January 1865

District of the Tennessee 21 July 1862-25 July 1863

District of Texas 20 August 1862-29 November 1862

Eastern District of Texas 10 February 1862-28 May 1862

Western District of Texas 3 December 1861-29 November 1862

District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana 28 May 1862-20 August 1862

District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona 29 November 1862-26 May 1865

Trans-Mississippi District 10 January 1862-20 August 1862

Valley District, Virginia 22 October 1861-9 April 1865

Defences of Vicksburg, Mississippi 28 December 1862-4 July 1863

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

Sub-District of Galveston, Texas 25 February 1862-28 May 1862

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

Sub-District of Houston, Texas 25 February 1862-26 May 1865

Sub-District of Northern Mississippi 6 November 1864-3 February 1865

First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana 28 June 1862-1 October 1862

Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana 26 June 1862-1 October 1862

Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana 26 June 1862-1 October 1862

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi 24 September 1864-4 May 1865

Defences of Pass Cavallo, Texas 26 October 1861-27 November 1862

Sub-District of the Rio Grande, Texas 25 February 1862-26 May 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

Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas 28 May 1862-29 November 1862

Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona 29 November 1862-26 May 1865

Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona 5 June 1863-26 May 1865

Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona 29 November 1862-26 May 1865

First Sub-District of Texas 15 October 1862-29 November 1862

Second Sub-District of Texas 15 October 1862-29 November 1862

Third Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona 30 May 1863-5 June 1863

District of Abingdon, Virginia

2 May 1862-7 January 1864

Humphrey Marshall 2 May 1862-9 May 1863

William Preston 9 May 1863-25 July 1863

2 May 1862: The District of Abingdon was established in the Department of Southwestern Virginia, comprising the counties of Lee, Buchanan, Wise, McDowell and Wyoming in Virginia.

2 May 1862: Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall assumed command of the District of Abingdon.

25 November 1862: The District of Abingdon transferred from the Department of Southwestern Virginia to the Trans-Allegheny Department, comprising the counties of Lee, Buchanan, Wise, Scott, Russell, and Washington in Virginia.

25 November 1862: Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall retained command of the District of Abingdon.

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

17 January 1863: Brigadier-General Humphrey Marshall retained command of the District of Abingdon.

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

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

25 July 1863: Brigadier-General William Preston retained command of the District of Abingdon.

7 January 1864: The District of Abingdon was discontinued.

District of Alabama #1

12 September 1861-27 January 1862

Jones Mitchell Withers 12 September 1861-27 January 1862

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of Alabama #2

11 March 1865-4 May 1865

Daniel Weisiger Adams 11 March 1865-4 May 1865

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

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

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

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

4 May 1865: The District of Alabama surrendered.

District of Central Alabama

24 September 1864-11 March 1865

Daniel Weisiger Adams 24 September 1864-11 March 1865

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

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

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

District of North Alabama

22 February 1862-27 June 1862

Daniel Ruggles 22 February 1862-27 June 1862

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

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

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

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

District of Northern Alabama

6 February 1864-11 March 1865

Jones Mitchell Withers 6 February 1864-27 July 1864

Daniel Weisiger Adams 27 July 1864-24 September 1864

Philip Dale Roddey 24 September 1864-11 March 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 11January 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 Aquia, Virginia

18 July 1861-6 September 1862

Richard M Cary 18 July 1861-19 July 1861

Daniel Ruggles 19 July 1861-20 August 1861

Vacant 21 August 1861-22 October 1861

Robert August Toombs 22 October 1861-22 March 1862 interim 23 March 1862

Gustavus Woodson Smith temporary 23 March 1862-6 September 1862

18 July 1861: The District of Aquia was established in the Department of Fredericksburg, comprising the territory between Powell’s River and the mouth of the Potomac River including North Neck and the counties on either side of the Rappahannock River from its mouth to Fredericksburg.

18 July 1861: Colonel Richard M Cary assumed temporary command of the District of Aquia.

19 July 1861: Colonel Daniel Ruggles assumed command of the District of Aquia, succeeding Colonel Richard M Cary.

21 August 1861: Command of the District of Aquia became vacant.

22 October 1861: The District of Aquia transferred from the Department of Fredericksburg to the Department of Northern Virginia.

22 October 1861: Brigadier-General Robert Augustus Toombs assumed command of the District of Aquia.

22 March 1862: Major-General Gustavus Woodson Smith appointed to temporary command of the District of Aquia, arriving on 24 March 1862.

24 March 1862: The District of Aquia was extended to include all territory in Virginia and North Carolina south of the operational territory of the Army of Northern Virginia.

24 March 1862: Major-General Gustavus Woodson Smith arrived to temporary command of the District of Aquia, succeeding Brigadier-General Robert Augustus Toombs.

6 September 1862: The District of Aquia was discontinued.

District of Arizona

1 October 1861-29 November 1862

John Robert Baylor 1 October 1861-12 December 1861

Henry Hopkins Sibley 12 December 1861-29 November 1862

1 October 1861: The District of Arizona was established, comprising Arizona, New Mexico, western Texas, and the Indian Territory.

1 October 1861: Colonel John Robert Baylor assumed command of the District of Arizona.

12 December 1861: Brigadier-General Henry Hopkins Sibley assumed command of the District of Arizona, succeeding Lieutenant-Colonel John Robert Baylor.

14 December 1861: The Army of New Mexico was established in the District of Arizona.

26 May 1862: The Army of New Mexico was discontinued, and its field forces incorporated into the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: The District of Arizona transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Hopkins Sibley retained command of the District of Arizona.

29 November 1862: The District of Arizona was discontinued, and incorporated into the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

District of Arkansas

28 May 1862-19 April 1865

Thomas Carmichael Hindman 28 May 1862-7 March 1863

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 7 March 1863-24 July 1863

Sterling Price 24 July 1863-25 September 1863

Theophilus Hunter Holmes 25 September 1863-11 March 1864 interim 16 March 1864

Sterling Price 16 March 1864-1 August 1864

Thomas James Churchill 1 August 1864-4 August 1864

John Bankhead Magruder 4 August 1864-29 January 1865

Mosby Monroe Parsons temporary 29 January 1865-31 January 1865

John Bankhead Magruder 31 January 1865-15 February 1865

Mosby Monroe Parsons 15 February 1865-8 March 1865

Sterling Price 8 March 1865-12 March 1865

Mosby Monroe Parsons 12 March 1865-31 March 1865

James Fleming Fagan 31 March 1865-19 April 1865

28 May 1862: The District of Arkansas was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

28 May 1862: Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman was appointed to command the District of Arkansas, arriving on 2 June 1862.

28 May 1862: Forces in Arkansas was discontinued, and its field forces incorporated into the District of Arkansas.

2 June 1862: Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman arrived to command the District of Arkansas.

7 March 1863: Major-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman.

18 March 1863: The District of Arkansas was extended to include Missouri and the Indian Territory.

24 July 1863: Major-General Sterling Price assumed temporary command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Lieutenant-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes.

25 September 1863: Lieutenant-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General Sterling Price.

11 March 1864: Major-General Sterling Price was appointed to command the District of Arkansas, arriving on 16 March 1864, succeeding Lieutenant-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes.

16 March 1864: Major-General Sterling Price arrived to command the District of Arkansas, succeeding Lieutenant-General Theophilus Hunter Holmes.

1 August 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas James Churchill assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General Sterling Price.

4 August 1864: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas James Churchill.

29 January 1865: Major-General Mosby Monroe Parsons assumed temporary command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General John Bankhead Magruder.

31 January 1865: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder resumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Brigadier-General Mosby Munroe Parsons.

1 February 1865: The District of Arkansas transferred to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

1 February 1865: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder retained command of the District of Arkansas.

15 February 1865: Brigadier-General Mosby Munroe Parsons assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General John Bankhead Magruder.

8 March 1865: Major-General Sterling Price assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Brigadier-General Mosby Monroe Parsons.

12 March 1865: Brigadier-General Mosby Monroe Parsons assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General Sterling Price.

31 March 1865: Major-General James Fleming Fagan assumed command of the District of Arkansas, succeeding Major-General Mosby Monroe Parsons.

19 April 1865: The District of Arkansas was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Arkansas and West Louisiana.

District of Upper Arkansas

25 June 1861-10 January 1862

William Joseph Hardee 25 June 1861-10 January 1862

25 June 1861: 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.

25 June 1861: Brigadier-General William Joseph Hardee was appointed to command the District of Upper Arkansas in the Western Department, arriving on 22 July 1861.

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

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

District of Arkansas and West Louisiana

19 April 1865-26 May 1865

Simon Bolivar Buckner 19 April 1865-26 May 1865

19 April 1865: The District of Arkansas and West Louisiana was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department. It comprised the former District of Arkansas and the District of West Louisiana.

19 April 1865: Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed command of the District of Arkansas and West Louisiana.

26 May 1865: The District of Arkansas and West Louisiana surrendered.

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 Fear 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: TheDistrict 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.

Defences of Galveston, Texas

25 June 1861-2 October 1861

John Creed Moore 25 June 1861-2 October 1861

25 June 1861: The Defences of Galveston was established in the Department of Texas, comprising the forces collected on Galveston Island, Bolivar Point, and the Galveston Peninsula.

25 June 1861: Colonel John Creed Moore assumed command of the Defences of Galveston.

2 October 1861: The Defences of Galveston was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the District of Galveston.

District of Galveston, Texas

2 October 1861-25 February 1862

John Creed Moore 2 October 1861-7 December 1861 interim 10 December 1861

Ebenezer B Nichols 7 December 1861-25 February 1862

2 October 1861: The District of Galveston was established in the Department of Texas, comprising the former Defences of Galveston, Galveston Island, Galveston Bay, Virginia Point, and the Bolivar Peninsula.

2 October 1861: Colonel John Creed Moore assumed command of the District of Galveston.

7 December 1861: State Brigadier-General Ebenezer B Nichols was appointed to command the District of Galveston, arriving on 10 December 1861.

10 December 1861: State Brigadier-General Ebenezer B Nichols arrived to command the District of Galveston, succeeding Colonel John Creed Moore.

25 February 1862: The District of Galveston was discontinued, and renamed the Sub-District of Galveston.

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.

Gulf District

2 July 1862-2 May 1865

John Horace Forney 2 July 1862-4 November 1862

Dabney Herndon Maury 4 November 1862-8 December 1862

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

Simon Bolivar Buckner 14 December 1862-27 April 1863

Franklin Gardner temporary 27 April 1863-1 May 1863

Dabney Herndon Maury 1 May 1863-26 July 1864

Franklin Gardner 26 July 1864-15 August 1864

Dabney Herndon Maury 15 August 1864-22 November 1864

Daniel Leadbetter 22 November 1864-12 December 1864

Dabney Herndon Maury 12 December 1864-2 May 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2 May 1865: The Gulf District surrendered.

District of Harper’s Ferry, Virginia

3 July 1861-20 July 1861

Joseph Eggleston Johnston 4 July 1861-20 July 1861

4 July 1861: The District of Harper’s Ferry was established.

4 July 1861: General Joseph Eggleston Johnston assumed command of the District of Harper’s Ferry.

4 July 1861: The Army of the Shenandoah was established in the District of Harper’s Ferry from the Forces in Harper’s Ferry.

20 July 1861: The Army of the Shenandoah was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of the Potomac.

20 July 1861: The District of Harper’s Ferry was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the Department of the Potomac.

District of Houston, Texas

3 January 1862-25 February 1862

John Creed Moore 3 January 1862-25 February 1862

3 January 1862: The District of Houston was established in the Department of Texas, comprising Houston, Harrisburg, and Lewis’ Bayou.

3 January 1862: Colonel John Creed Moore assumed command of the District of Houston.

25 February 1862: The District of Houston was discontinued, and renamed the Sub-District of Houston.

Indian Territory

13 May 1861-10 September 1861

Benjamin McCulloch 13 May 1861-10 September 1861

13 May 1861: Indian Territory was established, comprising approximately the territory of the later state of Oklahoma.

13 May 1861: Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of the Indian Territory.

10 September 1862: Indian Territory transferred to the Western Department and was renamed as the District of the Indian Territory.

District of the Indian Territory #1

10 September 1861-22 November 1861

Benjamin McCulloch 10 September 1861-22 November 1861

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

10 September 1861: Brigadier-General Benjamin McCulloch assumed command of the District of the Indian Territory.

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

District of the Indian Territory #2

26 May 1862-26 May 1865

Albert Pike de facto 26 May 1862-3 November 1862

Douglas Hancock Cooper 26 May 1862-8 January 1862 interim 3 October 1863

William Steele 8 January 1863-11 December 1863

Samuel Bell Maxey 11 December 1863-9 January 1864

Douglas Hancock Cooper temporary 9 January 1864-9 May 1864

Samuel Bell Maxey 9 May 1864-21 July 1864

Douglas Hancock Cooper 21 July 1864-21 February 1865

Samuel Bell Maxey 21 February 1865-1 March 1865

Douglas Hancock Cooper 1 March 1865-26 May 1865

26 May 1862: The District of Indian Territory was established in the Department of Trans-Mississippi.

26 May 1862: Colonel Douglas Hancock Cooper retained command of the District of Indian Territory although Brigadier-General Albert Pike retained de facto unofficial field command of much of the District of Indian Territory.

3 November 1862: Colonel Douglas Hancock Cooper assumed full command of the District of the Indian Territory.

8 January 1863: Brigadier-General William Steele was appointed to command the District of the Indian Territory, arriving on 3 October 1863, to succeed Colonel Douglas Hancock Cooper.

18 March 1863: The District of Arkansas was extended to include Missouri and the Indian Territory.

3 October 1863: Brigadier-General William Steele arrived to command the District of the Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General Douglas Hancock Cooper.

11 December 1863: Brigadier-General Samuel Bell Maxey assumed command of the District of the Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General William Steele.

9 January 1864: Brigadier-General Douglas Hancock Cooper assumed temporary command of the District of the Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Bell Maxey.

9 May 1864: Brigadier-General Samuel Bell Maxey assumed command of the District of the Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General Douglas Hancock Cooper.

21 July 1864: Brigadier-General Douglas Hancock Cooper assumed command of the District of the Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Bell Maxey.

21 February 1865: Brigadier-General Samuel Bell Maxey assumed command of the District of Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General Douglas Hancock Cooper.

1 March 1865: Brigadier-General Douglas Hancock Cooper assumed command of the District of Indian Territory, succeeding Brigadier-General Samuel Bell Maxey.

26 May 1865: The District of Indian Territory surrendered.

District of Lewisburg, Virginia

28 January 1862-8 May 1862

Henry Heth 27 January 1862-8 May 1862

28 January 1862: The District of Lewisburg was established in the Department of Southwestern Virginia, comprising the forces around Lewisburg, Virginia.

28 January 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Heth assumed command of the District of Lewisburg.

8 May 1862: The District of Lewisburg was discontinued.

First Geographical Division (Louisiana)

2 September 1861-5 March 1862

Leonidas Polk 2 September 1861-5 March 1862

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

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

5 March 1862: The First Geographical Division was discontinued and incorporated into the Western Department.

District of Louisiana

17 April 1861-27 May 1861

David Emanuel Twiggs 17 April 1861-17 May 1861

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

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

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

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

District of West Louisiana

20 August 1862-19 April 1865

Richard Taylor 20 August 1862-10 June 1864

John George Walker 10 June 1864-4 August 1864

Simon Bolivar Buckner 4 August 1864-30 March 1865

John George Walker 30 March 1865-19 April 1865

20 August 1862: The District of West Louisiana was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department, comprising Louisiana west of the Mississippi River.

20 August 1862: The Trans-Mississippi District was discontinued, and divided between the District of Missouri and the District of West Louisiana.

20 August 1862: Major-General Richard Taylor assumed command of the District of West Louisiana.

10 June 1864: Major-General John George Walker assumed command of the District of West Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General Richard Taylor.

4 August 1864: Major-General Simon Bolivar Buckner assumed command of the District of West Louisiana, succeeding Major-General John George Walker.

30 March 1865: Major-General John George Walker assumed command of the District of West Louisiana, succeeding Lieutenant-General Simon Bolivar Buckner.

19 April 1865: The District of Western Louisiana was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Arkansas and West Louisiana.

District of Mississippi and East Louisiana

5 March 1864-25 January 1865

Thomas Hart Taylor 5 March 1864-5 April 1864

John S Scott 5 April 1864-2 August 1864

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

George Baird Hodge 4 August 1864-15 August 1864

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

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

Franklin Gardner 24 September 1864-3 October 1864

George Baird Hodge interim 3 October 1864-6 October 1864

Franklin Gardner 3 October 1864-16 December 1864

Franklin Gardner 16 December 1864-15 January 1865

William Thompson Martin 15 January 1865-25 January 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District One of Mississippi and East Louisiana

21 October 1862-2 September 1863

Daniel Ruggles 21 October 1862-2 September 1863

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

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

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

District Two of Mississippi and East Louisiana

21 October 1862-2 September 1863

Martin Luther Smith 21 October 1862-1 December 1862

Carter Littlepage Stevenson 1 December 1862-4 July 1863

Vacant 4 July 1863-2 September 1863

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

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

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

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

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

District Three of Mississippi and East Louisiana

21 October 1862-9 July 1863

William Nelson Rector Beall 21 October 1862-28 December 1862

Franklin Gardner 28 December 1862-9 July 1863

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

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

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

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

District Four of Mississippi and East Louisiana

1 April 1863-2 September 1863

John Adams 1 April 1863-2 September 1863

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

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

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

District Five of Mississippi and East Louisiana

9 March 1863-2 September 1863

James Ronald Chalmers 9 March 1863-2 September 1863

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

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

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

District of Mississippi, East Louisiana, and West Tennessee

25 January 1865-3 February 1865

Nathan Bedford Forrest 25 January 1865-3 February 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of North Mississippi and West Tennessee

3 February 1865-4 May 1865

Marcus Joseph Wright 3 February 1865-4 May 1865

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

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

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

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana #1

26 May 1862-1 October 1862

Earl Van Dorn 26 May 1862-4 September 1862

Vacant 5 September 1862-1 October 1862

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana #2

3 February 1865-4 May 1865

Daniel Weisiger Adams 3 February 1865-14 March 1865,

George Baird Hodge 14 March 1865-1 April 1865

William Feimster Tucker 1 April 1865-4 May 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of the Mississippi

2 July 1862-11 October 1862

Earl Van Dorn 2 July 1862-5 September 1862

Daniel Ruggles temporary 5 September 1862-1 October 1862

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

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

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

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

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

District of Missouri

20 August 1862-28 September 1862

Sterling Price 20 August 1862-28 September 1862

20 August 1862: The District of Missouri was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department from parts of the Trans-Mississippi District.

20 August 1862: Major-General Sterling Price assumed command of the District of Missouri.

28 September 1862: The District of Missouri was discontinued, and its field forces incorporated into I Corps Trans Mississippi.

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.

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 Western North Carolina

18 September 1863-26 April 1865

Robert Brank Vance 18 September 1863-18 November 1863

Joseph Benjamin Palmer 18 November 1863-4 December 1863

Robert Brank Vance 4 December 1863-14 January 1864

James Green Martin 14 January 1864-26 April 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Defences of Petersburg, Virginia

27 September 1864-1 October 1864

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 27 September 1864-1 October 1864

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: Defences of Petersburg was discontinued.

District of the Potomac

22 October 1861-29 January 1862

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard 22 October 1861-29 January 1862

22 October 1861: The District of the Potomac was established in the Department of Northern Virginia, comprising the territory of Virginia between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the left bank of Powell’s River.

22 October 1861: General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard assumed command of the District of the Potomac.

29 January 1862: The District of the Potomac was discontinued.

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.

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.

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: TheSub-District of Northern Georgia surrendered.

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

26 April 1865: TheDistrict of South Carolina surrendered.

District of East Tennessee #1

26 July 1861-26 February 1862

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

George Bibb Crittenden 11 November 1861-25 February 1862

Edmund Kirby Smith 25 February 1862-26 February 1862

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of East Tennessee #2

25 July 1863-2 May 1864

Simon Bolivar Buckner temporary 25 July 1863-3 September 1863

Samuel Jones temporary 3 September 1863-3 December 1863

James Longstreet 3 December 1863-8 March 1864

Simon Bolivar Buckner temporary 8 March 1864-18 March 1864

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 January 1864: The District of Abingdon was discontinued.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of Middle Tennessee

27 September 1862-20 November 1862

Samuel Jones 27 September 1862-20 November 1862

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

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

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

District of West Tennessee

14 November 1863-15 January 1865

Nathan Bedford Forrest 14 November 1863-15 January 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

District of the Tennessee

21 July 1862-25 July 1863

Sterling Price 21 July 1862-27 September 1862

John Porter McCown 27 September 1862-23 February 1863

John King Jackson 23 February 1863-25 July 1863

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

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

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

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

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

District of Texas

20 August 1862-29 November 1862

Paul Octave Hébert 28 May 1862-10 October 1862 interim 20 October 1862

John Bankhead Magruder 10 October 1862-27 November 1862

Hamilton Prioleau Bee temporary 27 November 1862-29 November 1862

20 August 1862: The District of Texas was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

20 August 1862: Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert was appointed to command the District of Texas, arriving on 12 September 1862.

12 September 1862: Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert arrived to command the District of Texas.

28 September 1862: The Southwest Army was established in the District of Texas.

10 October 1862: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder was appointed to command of the District of Texas, arriving 20 October 1862.

15 October 1862: The First Sub-District of Texas was established.

15 October 1862: The Second Sub-District of Texas was established.

20 October 1862: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder arrived to command the District of Texas, succeeding Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert.

27 November 1862: Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee assumed temporary command of the District of Texas, succeeding Major-General John Bankhead Magruder.

29 November 1862: The First Sub-District of Texas was discontinued.

29 November 1862: The Second Sub-District of Texas was discontinued.

29 November 1862: The District of Texas was discontinued, and incorporated into the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Eastern District of Texas

10 February 1862-28 May 1862

Paul Octave Hébert 10 February 1862-28 May 1862

10 February 1862: The Eastern District of Texas “District of Eastern Texas” was established in the Department of Texas, comprising the territory between the northern and eastern boundaries of Texas, the eastern shore of Galveston Bay and the left bank of the Trinity River to the intersection of the Cross-Timbers at Alton, and then following the Cross-Timbers to the Red River.

10 February 1862: Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert assumed command of the Eastern District of Texas.

26 May 1862: The Eastern District of Texas transferred from the Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert retained command of the Eastern District of Texas.

28 May 1862: The Eastern District of Texas was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana, in the Trans-Mississippi Department.

Western District of Texas

3 December 1861-29 November 1862

Henry Eustace McCullough 3 December 1861-29 November 1862

3 December 1861: The Western District of Texas was established in the Department of Texas, comprising all of Texas not subsequently to be assigned to the Eastern District of Texas.

3 December 1861: Colonel Henry Eustace McCullough assumed command of the Western District of Texas.

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

26 May 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough retained command of the Western District of Texas.

28 May 1862: The Western District of Texas transferred formally from the Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

28 May 1862: The Sub-District of Galveston was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Western District of Texas.

28 May 1862: The Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas was established in the Western District of Texas.

29 November 1862: The Western District of Texas was discontinued, and renamed the Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana

28 May 1862-20 August 1862

Paul Octave Hébert 28 May 1862-20 August 1862

28 May 1862: The District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department, comprising the former Eastern District of Texas, the Sub-District of Houston and the former Sub-District of Galveston and included the areas west of the Mississippi River and south of the Red River.

28 May 1862: Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert assumed command of the District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana.

20 August 1862: The Sub-District of Houston transferred from the District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana to the District of Texas.

20 August 1862: The District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana was discontinued, and divided into the District of Texas and the District of West Louisiana.

District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

29 November 1862-26 May 1865

John Bankhead Magruder 29 November 1862-4 August 1864 interim 6 August 1864

John George Walker 4 August 1864-30 March 1865 interim 4 April 1865

John Bankhead Magruder 30 March 1865-26 May 1865

29 November 1862: The District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established in the Trans-Mississippi Department by extending its authority over the District of Texas, the District of Arizona, and the New Mexico Territory.

29 November 1862: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder assumed command of the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The District of Arizona was discontinued, and incorporated into the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The District of Texas was discontinued, and incorporated into the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Western District of Texas was discontinued, and renamed the Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Sub-District of the Rio Grande transferred from the Western District of Texas to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Sub-District of Houston transferred from the District of Texas to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Southwest Army transferred from the District of Texas to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

4 March 1863: The Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was extended to include Lavaca and Victoria.

30 May 1863: The Third Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established.

3 June 1863: The Sub-District of Houston was extended to include Austin, Harris, Galveston, Liberty, Chambers and Jefferson counties of Texas.

5 June 1863: The Third Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was discontinued, and renamed the Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

5 June 1863: The Northern Sub-District was established in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

4 August 1864: Major-General John George Walker was appointed to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, arriving on 6 August 1864, to succeed Major-General John Bankhead Magruder.

6 August 1864: Major-General John George Walker arrived to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Major-General John Bankhead Magruder.

1 February 1865: The District of Arkansas transferred to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

30 March 1865: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder was appointed to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, arriving on 4 April 1865, to succeed Major-General John George Walker.

4 April 1865: Major-General John Bankhead Magruder arrived to command the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Major-General John George Walker.

19 April 1865: The District of Arkansas was discontinued, and its territory incorporated into the District of Arkansas and West Louisiana.

26 May 1865: The District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona surrendered.

Trans-Mississippi District

10 January 1862-20 August 1862

Earl Van Dorn 10 January 1862-31 May 1862

Thomas Carmichael Hindman 26 May 1862-2 July 1862

Vacant 3 July 1862-20 August 1862

10 January 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.

10 January 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn was appointed to command the Trans-Mississippi District, arriving on 29 January 1862.

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

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

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

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

26 May 1862: Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman was appointed to command the Trans-Mississippi District, arriving on 31 May 1862, to succeed Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

26 May 1862: Major-General Earl Van Dorn retained interim command of the Trans-Mississippi District.

28 May 1862: Forces in Arkansas was discontinued, and incorporated into the District of Arkansas.

31 May 1862: Major-General Thomas Carmichael Hindman arrived to command the Trans-Mississippi District, succeeding Major-General Earl Van Dorn.

3 July 1862: Command of the Trans-Mississippi District became vacant.

20 August 1862: The Trans-Mississippi District was discontinued, and its territory divided between the District of Missouri and the District of West Louisiana.

Valley District, Virginia

22 October 1861-9 April 1865

Thomas Jonathan Jackson 22 October 1861-6 September 1862

Daniel Harvey Hill 6 September 1862-29 December 1862

William Edmondson Jones 29 December 1862-26 April 1863

Isaac Ridgeway Trimble 26 April 1863-15 June 1863

Jubal Anderson Early 15 June 1863-8 July 1863

Gabriel Colvin Wharton 8 July 1863-21 July 1863 interim 28 July 1863

John Daniel Imboden 21 July 1863-15 December 1863

Jubal Anderson Early 15 December 1863-27 March 1865

Vacant 28 March 1865

Lunsford Lindsay Lomax 29 March 1865-9 April 1865

22 October 1861: The Valley District or, District of the Valley was established in the Department of Northern Virginia. It comprised the Shenandoah Valley and the Allegheny and Blue Ridge Mountain areas.

22 October 1861: Major-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson appointed to command the Valley District, arriving on 7 November 1861.

22 October 1861: The Army of the Valley transferred from the Department of the Potomac to the Valley District in the Department of Northern Virginia.

4 November 1861: The Army of the Northwest was subordinated to the Valley District in the Department of Northern Virginia.

7 November 1861: Major-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson arrived to command the Valley District.

10 February 1862: The Army of the Northwest was discontinued and incorporated into the Army of the Valley.

25 June 1862: The Army of the Valley was discontinued, and incorporated into the Army of Northern Virginia as Jackson’s Command Northern Virginia.

6 September 1862: Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill assumed temporary command of the Valley District, succeeding Major-General Thomas Jonathan Jackson.

29 December 1862: Brigadier-General William Edmondson Jones assumed temporary command of the Valley District, succeeding Major-General Daniel Harvey Hill.

26 April 1863: Major-General Isaac Ridgeway Trimble assumed command of the Valley District, succeeding Brigadier-General William Edmondson Jones.

15 June 1863: Major-General Jubal Anderson Early assumed temporary command of the District of the Valley, succeeding Major-General Isaac Ridgway Trimble.

8 July 1863: Brigadier-General Gabriel Colvin Wharton assumed command of the Valley District, succeeding Major-General Jubal Anderson Early.

21 July 1863: Brigadier-General John Daniel Imboden was appointed to temporary command of the Valley District, arriving on 28 July 1863, succeeding Brigadier-General Gabriel Colvin Wharton.

28 July 1863: Brigadier-General John Daniel Imboden arrived to temporary command of the Valley District, succeeding Brigadier-General Gabriel Colvin Wharton.

15 December 1863: Major-General Jubal Anderson Early assumed command of the Valley District, succeeding Brigadier-General John Daniel Imboden.

12 June 1864: The “Army of the Valley” was established unofficially in the Valley District from II Corps Northern Virginia.

27 September 1864: The “Army of the Valley” was discontinued, and its forces reverted to II Corps Northern Virginia.

28 March 1865: Command of the Valley District became vacant.

29 March 1865: Major-General Lunsford Lindsay Lomax assumed command of the Valley District, succeeding Lieutenant-General Jubal Anderson Early.

9 April 1865: The Valley District was discontinued, and its field forces transferred to the Department of East Tennessee and West Virginia.

Defences of Vicksburg, Mississippi

28 December 1862-4 July 1863

Martin Luther Smith 28 December 1862-4 July 1863

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

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

4 July 1863: The Defences of Vicksburg was discontinued.

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 Galveston, Texas

25 February 1862-28 May 1862

Ebenezer B Nichols 25 February 1862-28 May 1862

25 February 1862: The Sub-District of Galveston was established in the Department of Texas, comprising the former District of Galveston.

25 February 1862: Colonel Ebenezer B Nichols assumed command of the Sub-District of Galveston.

26 May 1862: The Sub-District of Galveston transferred interim from the Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: Colonel Ebenezer B Nichols retained command of the Sub-District of Galveston.

28 May 1862: The Sub-District of Galveston was discontinued, and its territory transferred to the Western District of Texas.

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: TheSub-District of Northern Georgia surrendered.

Sub-District of Houston, Texas

25 February 1862-26 May 1865

John C Bowen 25 February 1862-3 June 1862

George M Flournoy 3 June 1862-8 July 1862

Xavier Blanchard Debray 8 July 1862-26 May 1865

25 February 1862: The Sub-District of Houston was established in the Department of Texas, comprising the former District of Galveston.

25 February 1862: Colonel John C Bowen assumed command of the Sub-District of Houston.

26 May 1862: The Sub-District of Houston transferred interim from the Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: Colonel John C Bowen retained command of the Sub-District of Houston.

28 May 1862: The Sub-District of Houston transferred from the Eastern District of Texas to the District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana.

28 May 1862: Colonel John C Bowen retained command of the Sub-District of Houston.

3 June 1862: Colonel George M Flournoy assumed command of the Sub-District of Houston, succeeding Colonel John C Bowen.

8 July 1862: Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray assumed command of the Sub-District of Houston, succeeding Colonel George M Flournoy.

20 August 1862: The Sub-District of Houston transferred from the District of Eastern Texas and Western Louisiana to the District of Texas.

20 August 1862: Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray retained command of the Sub-District of Houston.

29 November 1862: The Sub-District of Houston transferred from the District of Texas to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray retained command of the Sub-District of Houston.

3 June 1863: The Sub-District of Houston was extended to include Austin, Harris, Galveston, Liberty, Chambers and Jefferson counties of Texas.

26 May 1865: The Sub-District of Houston surrendered.

Sub-District of Northern Mississippi

6 November 1864-3 February 1865

William Wirt Adams 6 November 1864-3 February 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

First Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

28 June 1862-1 October 1862

Daniel Ruggles 26 June 1862-4 September 1862

Vacant 5 September 1862-1 October 1862

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

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

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

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

Second Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

26 June 1862-1 October 1862

William Nelson Rector Beall 26 June 1862-1 October 1862

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

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

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

Third Sub-District of Southern Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana

26 June 1862-1 October 1862

Martin Luther Smith 26 June 1862-1 October 1862

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

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

Sub-District of Southwest Mississippi

24 September 1864-4 May 1865

George Baird Hodge 24 September 1864-15 March 1865

Benjamin Grubb Humphreys 15 March 1865-9 April 1865

Vacant 9 April 1865-4 May 1865

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Defences of Pass Cavallo, Texas

26 October 1861-27 November 1862

John W Glenn 26 October 1861-27 November 1862

26 October 1861: The Defences of Pass Cavallo was established in the Department of Texas.

26 October 1861: Lieutenant John W Glenn assumed command of the Defences of Pass Cavallo.

26 May 1862: The Defences of Pass Cavallo transferred interim from the discontinued Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

26 May 1862: Lieutenant John W Glenn retained command of the Defences of Pass Cavallo.

28 May 1862: The Defences of Pass Cavallo was formally transferred from the discontinued Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

27 November 1863: The Defences of Pass Cavallo was discontinued.

Sub-District of the Rio Grande, Texas

25 February 1862-26 May 1865

Hamilton Prioleau Bee 25 February 1862-26 May 1865

25 February 1862: The Sub-District of the Rio Grande was established in the Department of Texas, comprising the vicinity of San Antonio, Victoria, Indianola and Saluria.

25 February 1862: State Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee appointed to command the Sub-District of the Rio Grande, arriving on 24 April 1862.

24 April 1862: Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee arrived to command the Sub-District of the Rio Grande.

26 May 1862: The Sub-District of the Rio Grande transferred interim from the Department of Texas to the Trans-Mississippi Department.

28 May 1862: The Sub-District of the Rio Grande transferred from the Trans-Mississippi Department to the Western District of Texas.

28 May 1862: Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee retained command of the Sub-District of the Rio Grande.

29 November 1862: The Sub-District of the Rio Grande transferred from the Western District of Texas to the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee retained command of the Sub-District of the Rio Grande.

26 May 1865: The Sub-District of the Rio Grande 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 theSecond 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.

Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas

28 May 1862-29 November 1862

Xavier Blanchard Debray 28 May 1862-29 November 1862

28 May 1862: The Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas was established in the Western District of Texas, comprising Texas between the Sabine River on the east and a line beginning at Watson’s Ferry on the Sabine and running along the southern boundary of Panola, Rusk, Cherokee, Anderson, Freestone, and Limestone counties, to Marlin on the Brazos River, then up the Brazos to McLennan, then along the western boundary to Falls, Bell, Williamson, Travis, Bastrop, Fayette, Colorado, Wharton, and Matagorda counties to Pass Cavallo.

28 May 1862: Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray assumed command of the Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas.

29 November 1862: The Eastern Sub-District of Western Texas was discontinued, and renamed the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

29 November 1862-26 May 1865

Xavier Blanchard Debray 29 November 1862-13 February 1863

William Read Scurry 13 February 1863-30 May 1863

Xavier Blanchard Debray temporary 30 May 1863-10 June 1863

William Read Scurry temporary 10 June 1863-1 July 1863

Philip Noland Luckett temporary 1 July 1863-15 August 1863 interim 16 August 1863

Henry Eustace McCullough 15 August 1863-29 August 1863

Philip Noland Luckett temporary 29 August 1863-23 November 1863

James Edwin Slaughter 23 November 1863-18 March 1864

William Steele 18 March 1864-26 May 1865

29 November 1862: The Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray retained command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

13 February 1863: Brigadier-General William Read Scurry assumed command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray.

4 March 1863: The Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was extended to include Lavaca and Victoria.

30 May 1863: Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray assumed temporary command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General William Read Scurry.

10 June 1863: Brigadier-General William Read Scurry assumed temporary command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Colonel Xavier Blanchard Debray.

1 July 1863: Colonel Philip Noland Luckett assumed temporary command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General William Read Scurry.

15 August 1863: Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough was appointed to command the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, arriving on 16 August 1863.

16 August 1863: Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough arrived to command the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Colonel Philip Noland Luckett.

29 August 1863: Colonel Philip Noland Luckett assumed temporary command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough.

23 November 1863: Brigadier-General James Edwin Slaughter assumed command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Colonel Phillip Noland Luckett.

18 March 1864: Brigadier-General William Steele assumed command of the Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General James Edwin Slaughter.

26 May 1865: The Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona surrendered.

Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

5 June 1863-26 May 1865

Smith Pyne Bankhead 5 June 1863-9 July 1863 interim 29 August 1863

Henry Eustace McCullough 9 July 1863-26 May 1865

5 June 1863: The Northern Sub-District was established in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, from the former Third Sub-District of Texas.

5 June 1863: Colonel Smith Pyne Bankhead was appointed to command of the Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, arriving on 9 July 1863.

9 July 1863: Brigadier General Henry Eustace McCullough was appointed to command the Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, arriving on 29 August 1863, to succeed Colonel Smith Pyne Bankhead.

29 August 1863: Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough arrived to command the Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Colonel Smith Pyne Bankhead.

26 May 1865: The Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona surrendered.

Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

29 November 1862-26 May 1865

Henry Eustace McCullough 29 November 1862-23 June 1863

Hamilton Prioleau Bee 23 June 1863-26 June 1864

Thomas Fenwick Drayton 26 June 1864-25 October 1864

James Edwin Slaughter 25 October 1864-26 May 1865

29 November 1862: The Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established. It comprised Texas bounded on the east by the Eastern Sub-District, on the north by the Northern Sub-District and including the remainder of the state.

29 November 1862: Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough retained command of the Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

29 November 1862: The Eastern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established in the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

23 June 1863: Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee assumed command of the Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General Henry Eustace McCullough.

26 June 1864: Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton assumed command of the Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General Hamilton Prioleau Bee.

25 October 1864: Brigadier-General James Edwin Slaughter assumed command of the Western Sub-District of the District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona, succeeding Brigadier-General Thomas Fenwick Drayton.

26 May 1865: The Western Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona surrendered.

First Sub-District of Texas

15 October 1862-29 November 1862

Paul Octave Hébert 15 October 1862-29 November 1862

15 October 1862: The First Sub-District of Texas was established in the District of Texas.

15 October 1862: Brigadier-General Paul Octave Hébert assumed command of the First Sub-District of Texas.

29 November 1862: The First Sub-District of Texas was discontinued.

Second Sub-District of Texas

15 October 1862-29 November 1862

Vacant 15 October 1862-29 November 1862

15 October 1862: The Second Sub-District Texas was established in the District of Texas.

15 October 1862: Command of the Second Sub-District of Texas remained vacant.

29 November 1862: The Second Sub-District of Texas was discontinued.

Third Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona

30 May 1863-5 June 1863

Smith Pyne Bankhead 30 May 1863-5 June 1863

30 May 1863: The Third Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona was established.

30 May 1863: Colonel Smith Pyne Bankhead assumed command of the Third Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

5 June 1863: The Third Sub-District of Texas was discontinued, and renamed the Northern Sub-District of Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona.

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