Confederate Armies & Departments in the Eastern Theater

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The Confederate Army the Potomac under the command of General Joseph Johnston held the line of northern Virginia centered on Manassas.
The Army of the Peninsula under the command of Major General John Magruder defended the eastern approaches to Richmond.
The Department of Norfolk under the command of Brigadier General Benjamin Huger was responsible for the defence of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.