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us: Confederate States of America. Army. Department of Northern Virginia

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    • us: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia
    • us: D.N.V.
    • us: DNV
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    • us: Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia
  • Sources

    • found: Orders and circulars issued by the Army of the Potomac and the Army and Dept. of Northern Virginia, C.S.A., 1861-1865 [MI] 1973: guide, p. 1 (Department of Northern Virginia; in March 1862, Army of Northern Virginia came into common use, and thereafter Army and Dept. were both used)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd. (hdg.: Confederate States of America. Army. Dept. of Northern Virginia)
    • found: Boatner, M. Civil War dic., 1959: p. 26 (under armies; Army of Northern Virginia); p. 234 (under departments; Confederate Dept. of Northern Virginia; basic territorial organization was the dept. which usually gave its name to the field army operating within its boundary); p. 610 (under organization; land forces of the North and South were divided into "territorial organizations" and "operational organizations;" military posts, territorial districts, territorial depts., and territorial divisions belong to the former category, infantry and cavalry divisions, army corps, and field armies belong to the latter); Civil War armies seemed to take their names from the depts. in which they operated (or were originally formed), and these depts. took their names from rivers in the case of the Federals and from states or regions in the case of the Confederates; there were no firm rules on this matter of names, however)
    • found: Gilmer, J.F. Confederate engineers' maps, c1989: (D.N.V.)
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    • 1989-11-24: new
    • 2013-03-18: revised
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