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List of all armies that exsisted in CW... Need info - 4/23/2007 2:48:25 AM   
cesteman


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Can someone provide a list of all Army groups that exsisted during The ACW for both sides? I know of the AOP and ANV but what about the rest? I am interested in Army groups that may have been just on "paper". Thanks.
Christian

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 4/23/2007 5:18:15 AM   
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I do not know if this is all of them, but those I can think of:

USA:
Army of the Potomac
Army of the James
Army of Virginia
Army of the Cumberland
Army of the Ohio
Army of the Tennessee
Army of the Gulf
Army of the Mississippi


CSA:
Army of the Potomac
Army of the Shenendoah
Army of Northern Viriginia
Army of the Penninsula
Army of the Valley
Army of Tennessee
Army of Mississippi
Army of Kentucky
Army of the West
Army of the Trans-Mississpi
Army of Missouri

Alot of these "armies" only existed for a few months and were either different names for the same army (e.g. CSA Army of the Potomac and Army of Northern Virginia) or were temporary detatchments from larger armies or "army groups" (e.g. the "Army of the Valley" was in fact the II Corps of the Army of Northern Virginia detached to operated independently in the Shenendoah Valley).

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 4/23/2007 7:48:11 AM   
cesteman


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Great info and thanks! Now I just need to find out when these armies operated and what areas they operated in! I just wanted something to name the new armies I create rather than just a number.
Christian

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 4/23/2007 3:14:58 PM   
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Maybe I can save you some work here:

USA:
Army of the Potomac: August 20, 1861 - September 1, 1865
Army of the James: April 28, 1864 - June 14, 1865
Army of Virginia: June 26, 1862 - September 12, 1862
Army of the Cumberland: October 24, 1862 - August 1, 1865
Army of the Ohio: November 9, 1861 - October 24, 1862
and April 11, 1863 - August 1, 1865
Army of the Tennessee: October 16, 1862 - August 1, 1865
Army of the Gulf: February 23, 1862 - June 27, 1865
Army of the Mississippi: February 23, 1862 - October 24, 1862
and January 4, 1863 - January 12, 1863
Army of Northeastern Virginia: July 8, 1861 - August 15, 1861
Army of Southwest Missouri: December 25, 1861 - December 13, 1862
Army of the Frontier: October 12, 1862 - August 7, 1863
Army of West Tennessee: February 21, 1862 - October 16, 1862
Army of the Shenandoah: August 7, 1864 - June 27, 1865
Army of Georgia: November 7, 1864 - June 17, 1865


CSA:
Army of the Potomac: June 20, 1861 - May 31, 1862
Army of the Shenandoah: April 21, 1861 - after 1st Bull Run
Army of Northern Viriginia: May 31, 1862 - April 12, 1865
Army of the Peninsula: November 1861 - April 12, 1862
Army of the Valley: June 12, 1864 - March 2, 1865
Army of Tennessee: November 20, 1862 - April 26, 1865
Army of Mississippi: March 5, 1862 - November 20, 1862
and July 30, 1863 - June 23, 1864
Central Army of Kentucky: October 18, 1861 - March 29, 1862
Army of the West: January 1862 - September 1862
Army of the Trans-Mississpi: September 28, 1862 - May 26, 1865
Army of Missouri: September 8, 1864 - December 3, 1864
Army of Vicksburg: December 7, 1862 - July 4, 1863

P.S.: I just checked my mailbox after writing this, and my copy of FoF finally arrived!

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 4/23/2007 9:30:05 PM   
cesteman


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quote:

ORIGINAL: Callahan

Maybe I can save you some work here:

USA:
Army of the Potomac: August 20, 1861 - September 1, 1865
Army of the James: April 28, 1864 - June 14, 1865
Army of Virginia: June 26, 1862 - September 12, 1862
Army of the Cumberland: October 24, 1862 - August 1, 1865
Army of the Ohio: November 9, 1861 - October 24, 1862
and April 11, 1863 - August 1, 1865
Army of the Tennessee: October 16, 1862 - August 1, 1865
Army of the Gulf: February 23, 1862 - June 27, 1865
Army of the Mississippi: February 23, 1862 - October 24, 1862
and January 4, 1863 - January 12, 1863
Army of Northeastern Virginia: July 8, 1861 - August 15, 1861
Army of Southwest Missouri: December 25, 1861 - December 13, 1862
Army of the Frontier: October 12, 1862 - August 7, 1863
Army of West Tennessee: February 21, 1862 - October 16, 1862
Army of the Shenandoah: August 7, 1864 - June 27, 1865
Army of Georgia: November 7, 1864 - June 17, 1865


CSA:
Army of the Potomac: June 20, 1861 - May 31, 1862
Army of the Shenandoah: April 21, 1861 - after 1st Bull Run
Army of Northern Viriginia: May 31, 1862 - April 12, 1865
Army of the Peninsula: November 1861 - April 12, 1862
Army of the Valley: June 12, 1864 - March 2, 1865
Army of Tennessee: November 20, 1862 - April 26, 1865
Army of Mississippi: March 5, 1862 - November 20, 1862
and July 30, 1863 - June 23, 1864
Central Army of Kentucky: October 18, 1861 - March 29, 1862
Army of the West: January 1862 - September 1862
Army of the Trans-Mississpi: September 28, 1862 - May 26, 1865
Army of Missouri: September 8, 1864 - December 3, 1864
Army of Vicksburg: December 7, 1862 - July 4, 1863

P.S.: I just checked my mailbox after writing this, and my copy of FoF finally arrived!


Thanks for all the detailed info. Good reading for me. I can guess where these Armies operated based on their names, but if anyone can provide interesting info on operating areas outside of the obvious areas they would have operated that would be great. Hope you like the game as much as I do.
Christian

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 12/15/2007 2:30:59 AM   
Jonah


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My Favorite! The list of Armies:

USA

Army of the Potomac
Army of Northeastern Virginia
Army of the James
Army of the Shenendoah
Army of the Coast
Army of Virginia
Army of West Virginia
Army of South west Virginia
Army of the Tennesee
Army of the Ohio
Army of Ohio (Yes, there is a difference)
Army of the Gulf
Army of the Missouri
Army of the Frontier
Army of Georgia
Army of the Mississipi
Army of the Cumberland
Army of Kentucky
Army of Alabama

CSA

Army of Northern Virginia
Army of the Potomac
Army of Maryland
Army of the Shenendoah
Army of Tennensee
Army of the Cumberland
Army of the Mississippi
Army of Mississppi
Army of the Carolinas
Army of Richmond
Army of the Peninsula
Army of the Valley
Army of the Trans Mississippi
Army of the West
Army of Missouri
Army of Arkansas
Army of Vicksburg
Army of Kentucky
Army of West Virginia
Army of Eastern Tennensee


That's about it!!!

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 12/15/2007 3:01:45 AM   
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I'll soon post a great URL on this, as soon as Mr. Z reminds me what it is. In the meantime, I'll warn that Wikipedia is somewhat deficient in this area, and I'll advise that Heidler's encyclopedia is an excellent source because it has info on every department, including dates of creation/termination and when the different commanders took charge. Heidler's my number one source when editing bios and needing to clear up some matter about the official name of force that a general was serving in.


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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 12/15/2007 3:41:50 AM   
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Okay, got it. Go to http://www.historyshots.com and click on the "military" link. You'll see two links showing excellent posters that trace the development of each side's military groups. You can look at these online, or buy the posters.

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RE: List of all armies that exsisted in CW - 12/16/2007 2:44:08 AM   
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Those are good lists providing guidelines for names. Currently I'm doing my own army names, but following the guidelines established by the Union, namely armies are named after major rivers in their areas of operation. Currently I have an Army of the Potomac, Mississippi and Ohio, but I also created ones for the Atlantic (marshalling naval invasion groups in Maryland and providing a spot for "Spoons" Butler to earn a living) and the Missouri (covering the area south of that river along with Kansas and the Indian Territories).

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