|Army of the West|
Van Dorn's battleflag
|Active||March 4, 1862–September 28, 1862|
|Country||Confederate States of America|
|Branch||Confederate States Army|
|Engagements||Battle of Pea Ridge|
Battle of Corinth
Battle of Iuka
|Earl Van Dorn|
John P. McCown
- For the U.S. army during the Mexican-American War see Army of the West (1846), and for the French Revolutionary army unit see Army of the West (France).
The Army of the West was a military force within the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War that the was part of the Trans-Mississippi Department and was composed primarily of members of the old Missouri State Guard.
The Army was reorganized in late 1862 but the troops that followed Price[clarification needed] in his other commands continued to be popularly called the Army of the West. Price's troops were formally reconstituted as the Army of Missouri when they began Price's Raid in an 1864 attempt to recapture Missouri.
Commanders[edit | edit source]
- Earl Van Dorn (January–March 1862)
- John P. McCown (March–July 1862)
- Sterling Price (July–September 1862)
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