The Confederate Army of the Potomac
, whose name was short-lived, was the command under Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard
in the early days of the American Civil War
. Its only major combat action was the First Battle of Bull Run
. After Bull Run, the Army of the Shenandoah
was merged into the Army of the Potomac with Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
, the commander of the Shenandoah, taking command. The Army of the Potomac was renamed the Army of Northern Virginia
on March 14
, with Beauregard's original army eventually becoming the Army of Northern Virginia's First Corps.
- Eicher, John H., and Eicher, David J., Civil War High Commands, Stanford University Press, 2001, ISBN 0-8047-3641-3.
- Civil War Home website