The commander in chief of the Confederate Army was Jefferson Davis, who was also the president of the Confederate States of America from 1861 to 1865. There were many Confederate Army leaders that served under Jefferson Davis. Some famous Confederate generals were Robert E. Lee, John Bell Hood, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson and Braxton Bragg.
While Bragg led the Army of Tennessee in 1862, Jackson fought at the First Battle of Bull Run. General Lee was a pivotal commander during the Civil War. At the end of the war, he surrendered the last of the Confederate forces at Appomattox to General Ulysses S. Grant in April of 1865.
The Civil War lasted from 1861 to 1865. In terms of manpower, the southern forces were outnumbered two to one. It was a costly war in which nearly 620,000 soldiers died.