Army of the South (CSA) - Facts

February–April 10, 1865

Key facts about the Confederate Army of the South.

Joseph Johnston, Civil War General

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

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.

Citation Information

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  • Article Title Army of the South (CSA) - Facts
  • Date February–April 10, 1865
  • Author
  • Keywords army of the south
  • Website Name American History Central
  • Access Date April 14, 2024
  • Publisher R.Squared Communications, LLC
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update January 12, 2024

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