Confederate Armies & Departments in the Eastern Theater


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General Joseph E. Johnston’s Army of the Potomac continued to be concentrated in Northern Virginia around Manassas, although elements were stationed as far forward as the Potomac River.

Major General Thomas J. Jackson’s Army of the Valley was headquartered at Winchester.

Major General John Magruder’s Army of the Peninsula defended the eastern approaches to Richmond.

The Department of Norfolk under the command of Major General Benjamin Huger was responsible for the defence of North Carolina and Southern Virginia.