Confederate States Department of War
Agency overview
Formed February 26, 1861
Jurisdiction National Government of the Confederacy
Headquarters The Pentagon
Agency executive William J. Lynn III, Secretary of War

The Confederate States Department of War is a cabinet-level department in Confederate States of America government responsible for the administration of the affairs of the Confederate States Army . The War Department was led by the Confederate States Secretary of War. During its existence, the War Department was the largest department of the Civil Service in Confederate States of America.


The War Department was established by Act No. 26 of the Confederate Provisional Congress on February 26, 1861. On December 11, 1861, a bill was passed allowing.