History of The Army of Northern Virginia
The name Army of Northern Virginia referred to its primary area of operation, as did most Confederate States Army names at the time. The Army originated as the (Confederate) Army of the Potomac, which was organized on June 20, 1861, from all operational forces in northern Virginia. On July 20 and July 21, the Army of the Shenandoah and forces from the District of Harpers Ferry were added. Units from the Army of the Northwest were merged into the Army of the Potomac between March 14 and May 17, 1862. The Army of the Potomac was renamed Army of Northern Virginia on March 14. The Army of the Peninsula was merged on April 12, 1862.
Robert E. Lee's biographer, Douglas S. Freeman, asserts that the army received its final name from Lee when he issued orders assuming command on June 1, 1862. However, Freeman does admit that Lee corresponded with Joseph E. Johnston, his predecessor in army command, prior to that date and referred to Johnston's command as the Army of Northern Virginia. Part of the confusion results from the fact that Johnston commanded the Department of Northern Virginia (as of October 22, 1861) and the name Army of Northern Virginia can be seen as an informal consequence of its parent department's name. Jefferson Davis and Johnston did not adopt the name, but it is clear that the organization of units as of March 14 was the same organization that Lee received on June 1, and thus it is generally referred to today as the Army of Northern Virginia, even if that is correct only in retrospect.
In addition to Virginians, it included regiments from all over the Confederacy, even those as far away as Georgia, Texas and Arkansas. Of those, one of the most well known was the Texas Brigade, made up of the 1st, 4th, and 5th Texas, and the 3rd Arkansas, which distinguished themselves in numerous battles, perhaps most notably during their fight for the Devil's Den at the Battle of Gettysburg. The 50th Georgia Volunteer Infantry are Georgia's most famous contribution to the army.
Army of Northern Virginia Information
Army Command StaffArmy Commander: Major General Levy
Army Chief of Staff: Staff Colonel Lord Sheograth
Army Secret Service Guards: Agent Bruinbeer, Guardian Chamberlian, (Blank)
Chief of Inteleligence:
1st Brigade "Stonewall Brigade"Commander: Brigadier General James McKe'n
1st Brigade Staff Captain:
Secret Service (Guard):2nd Texas Sharpshooters
2nd Brigade "Armisteads Brigade"
Commander: Brigadier General Nathan
Staff Captain Southpaw
Secret Service Guardian: Bman
2nd Confederate State Marine Corps
3rd Brigade "Kelly's Irish Brigade
Commander: Colonel Napoleon
Secret Service Guard
18th North Carolina
How to Join
To join the Army of Northern Virginia please do either of the following.
1. Add my self the Major General on steam https://steamcommunity.com/profiles/76561198248306096/
2. Join teamspeak anytime day or night and talk to anyone in the staff or above: krg.voicespeak.tk
3. in the comment section type your reg name, your steam name, how many members you have and what class you like to fight in combat such as arty, inf, cav, sharps, or skirms
4. Thank you for taking the time to read this long message about the ANV and once you have done one of the three of these requirements welcome to the family.
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