Confederate Armies & Departments in the Eastern Theater


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Army of Northern Virginia

General Robert E. Lee took command of what had been the Confederate Army of the Potomac after the wounding of General Johnston and what appeared to be a nervous breakdown of Major General Gustavus Smith.

Army of the Valley District

The Battles of Cross Keys on June 8 and Port Republic on June 9 defeated the last Union pursuers in the Shenandoah Valley.  From June 18 – 25 Jackson moved his command from the Shenandoah Valley to reinforce Lee at Richmond. After this point the command was operationally Jackson’s Command of the Army of Northern Virginia.