Confederate Armies & Departments in the Eastern Theater

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The Army of Northern Virginia commanded by General Robert E. Lee.
Confederate General Jubal Early The Army of the Valley commanded by Major General Jubal A. Early had pulled back to the Upper Shenandoah Valley after the defeat at Cedar Creek and the devastation of much of the Valley in The Burning. It was evident that Early’s army was at the end of its effectiveness. Kershaw’s Division, which had been on loan from the First Corps since August, was ordered to return to the Richmond area.