Portrait of Joseph Johnston.

General Joseph E. Johnston was the first and only commander of the Army of the South. [Wikimedia Commons]

Army of the South (CSA) - Facts

February–April 10, 1865

Key facts about the Confederate Army of the South.

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Formation Date

  • February 1865

Dissolution Date

  • April 10, 1865

Commanders

Notable Engagements

Significance:

  • The first and only commander of the Army of the South was General Joseph E. Johnston.
  • The Army of the South consisted of soldiers from the Army of Tennessee, all troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida, and the Department of Southern Virginia.
  • The Army of the South participated in the Battle of Averasboro on March 16, 1865, in North Carolina.
  • The Army of the South participated in the Battle of Bentonville (March 19 – 21, 1865) in North Carolina.
  • When General Joseph E. Johnston reorganized the Army of the South between April 8 and April 10, 1865, he renamed it the Army of Tennessee.
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Citation Information

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  • Article Title Army of the South (CSA) - Facts
  • Coverage February–April 10, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords army of the south
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date July 31, 2021
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update April 2, 2021
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