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Generals Confederate States Army, in order of rank.

Order of RankName.State.To whom to report.Date of Appointment.Date of Rank.Date of Confirmation.Date of Acceptance.Remarks.
1Samuel CooperVirginia Aug. 31, 1861.May 16, 1861.Aug. 31, 1861, and April 23, 1863. Adjutant and Inspector-General.
2Albert S. JohnstonTexas Aug. 31, 1861.May 30, 1861.Aug. 31, 1861. Killed at the Battle of Shiloh; assigned by Special Order No. 149, A. & .I G. O., Sept. 10, 1861, to the command of Department Number 2, embracing Tennessee and Arkansas, that part of Mississippi west of the N. O. J. & G. N. R. R. and the G. N. & C. R. R., and the military operations in Kentucky, Missouri, Kansas, and the Indian country west of Missouri and Arkansas, &c., &c.
3Robert E. LeeVirginia Aug. 31, 1861.June 14, 1861.Aug. 31, 1861, and April 23, 1863. Nominated and confirmed as “General-in-Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States of America” January 31, 1865; at first appointed Major-General of the military forces of Virginia; in command of the operations in the Trans-Alleghany region; in the winter of 1861 in command of the South Carolina and Georgia coast; from the spring of 1862 to the close of the war in command of the Army of Northern Virginia, &c., &c.
4Joseph E. JohnstonVirginia Aug. 31, 1861.July 4, 1861.Aug. 31, 1861, and April 23, 1863. At first Major-General of Virginia State forces; assigned by President Davis to command at Harper's Ferry; at Manassas; in command, on the Peninsula, of the Department of Northern Virginia; June 9, 1863, assigned to command of forces in Mississippi; December 18, 1863, assigned to command of the Army of Tennessee; February 23, 1863, again in command of the Army of Tennessee in North Carolina and of all troops in the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, &c., &c.
5Gustav. T. BeauregardLouisiana Aug. 31, 1861.July 21, 1861.Aug. 31, 1861, and April 23, 1863. Assigned to command at Charleston, S. C.; at Manassas; in command of the District of the Potomac; March 5, 1862, assumed command of the Army of the Mississippi; subsequently in command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgina and Florida, of North Carolina and South Virginia, &c., &c.
6Braxton BraggLouisiana April 12, 1862.April 12, 1862.April 12, 1862. Assigned to duty at the Seat of Government, and, under the direction of the President, charged with the conduct of military operations in the armies of the Confederacy; see General Orders No. 23; A. & I. General's office, Richmond, Va., February 24, 1864; had previously commanded Department of the West, Army of Tennessee, Second Corps, Army of the Mississippi, &c., &c.
General Provisional Army Confederate States.
1Edmund Kirby SmithFloridaTrans-Miss. DeptFeb. 19, 1864.Feb. 19, 1864.  Commanding District of Louisiana, occupied by Taylor's [afterwards Buckner's] corps, consisting of Walker's and Polignac's divisions and Green's cavalry brigade; the District of Texas, defended by Magruder's corps, consisting of Forney's, McCulloch's and Wharton's divisions; the District of Arkansas, held by Price's corps, consisting of the divisions of Price and Churchill and the brigades of Fagan, Shelby and Marmaduke, and the district of the Indian Territory---the whole constituting the Trans-Mississippi Department.
General with Temporary Rank.
1John B. HoodTexas July 18, 1864.July 18, 1864.  Commanding Army of Tennessee.

Note.---At the times of their resignations from the United States army in 1861, five of the above named officers held the following ranks respectively:

General Joseph E. Johnston was Quartermaster-General U. S. A., with the rank of Brigadier General.

General Samuel Cooper was Adjutant-General U. S. A., with the rank of Colonel.

General Albert S. Johnston was Colonel of the Second cavalry U. S. A. with the rank of Brevet Brigadier-General.

General Robert E. Lee was Colonel of the First cavalry U. S. A.

General G. T. Beauregard was Captain and Brevet Major Corps of Engineers U. S. A.

See Official Army Register for September, 1861, page 61 [10]

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