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Confederate Armed Forces

Post  C.S.A. on Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:16 pm

The War Department was established by the Confederate Congress in an act on February 21, 1861. The Confederate States Army is actually three organizations:

* The Army of the Confederate States of America (ACSA) was the regular army, organized by Act of Congress on March 6, 1861.[2] It was authorized to include 15,015 men, including 744 officers, but this level was never achieved. The men serving as (full) generals, such as Samuel Cooper and Robert E. Lee, were enrolled in the ACSA to ensure that they outranked all militia officers.

* The Provisional Army of the Confederate States (PACS) was authorized by Act of Congress on February 23, 1862, and began organizing on April 27. Virtually all regular, volunteer, and conscripted men prefer to enter this organization since officers could achieve a higher rank in the Provisional Army than they could in the Regular Army.

* State Militias were organized and commanded by the state governments, similar to those authorized by the United States Militia Act of 1792.

The CSA was composed of independent armies and military departments that were constituted, renamed, and disbanded as needs arose, particularly in reaction to offensives launched by the Union. These major units were generally named after states or geographic regions (in comparison to the Union's custom of naming armies after rivers). Armies are usually commanded by full generals or lieutenant generals. Some of the more important armies are:

* Army of Northern Virginia
o First Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
o Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
o Third Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
o Fourth Corps, Army of Northern Virginia
o Cavalry Corps, Army of Northern Virginia

* Army of Mississippi -
* Army of the Kanawha —
* Army of Kentucky —
* Army of Central Kentucky —
* Army of Missouri —
* Army of Middle Tennessee —
* Army of West Tennessee —
* Army of Georgia —
* Army of the Northwest —
* Army of the Peninsula —
* Army of the Potomac —

* Army of Tennessee
o First Corps, Army of Tennessee
o Second Corps, Army of Tennessee
o Forrest's Cavalry Corps

* Army of the Trans-Mississippi —
* Army of the Valley —


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Re: Confederate Armed Forces

Post  C.S.A. on Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:19 pm

Population: 113 million
Defense Budget: 37%
Active Troops: 800,000
Reserves: 60,000
Total Troops: 860,000

Firearms

  • Colt 45
  • Type 94 8mm Pistol
  • Browning Automatic Rifle
  • Thompson Machine Gun
  • M1 Garand
  • Pattern 1914 Enfield


Anti-Tank

  • 7.5 cm PaK 40
  • M1A1 "Bazooka"
  • M18 Hellcat


Rocket Launchers

  • 105mm HMC M7 Priest - 150


Tanks

  • M2A4 - 100
  • M4 Sherman - 80


Battleships

  • Lee Class - 10
  • Jackson Class - 8


Submarines

  • USS Tang (SS-306) - 25


Aircraft

  • Grumman F4F Wildcat - 65
  • French Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 Fighter - 55
  • P-40 Warhawk - 35
  • P-36 Hawk - 25


Bombers

  • B-24 - 20
  • B-25 - 15
  • B-26 - 10

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