Confederate Armies & Departments in the Eastern Theater

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Army of Northern Virginia

In the first week of the month Lee fought the Battle of Gettysburg. a costly defeat whose losses in manpower, especially in competent officers, would haunt the army for the rest of the war. After Gettysburg the army retreated to Virginia and withdrew up the Shenandoah Valley, then crossed the mountains to the east to eventually return to its positions along the Rappahannock.