Confederate Regular Troops in the Civil War
The Confederate Congress established a provisional then a permanent Confederate States Army by March 9, 1861. Control was given to the President of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis.
Under orders from President Davis, the troops under General P. G. T. Beauregard bomb Fort Sumter on April 12–13, 1861, the first battle in the Civil War.
Tthe state militias supplemented the Confederate States Army. The state governments organized and commanded the state militias.
No formal overall military commander or general-in-chief was designated until late in the war. This lack of centralized control was a strategic weakness. Commanders were:
President Jefferson Davis, (Commander-in-Chief) He provided the strategic direction for Confederate land and naval forces. He was a former U.S. Army officer and U.S. Secretary of War.
General Samuel Cooper, (Adjutant General and Inspector General of the Army)
General Robert E. Lee, (General-in-Chief, January 31 to April 9, 1865) 
The above information, and additional information can be found in the Wikipedia article, Confederate States Army
Confederate Regular Troops Military Units
Most units were numbered, however, many were named. See the table below for lists of the regiments, battalions, batteries, and other units.
The information in the lists of Confederate Regular Troops Military Units comes from the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors web site. That web site also can be searched by the name of a soldier.
- Wikipedia contributors, "Confederate States Army" in Wikipedia - the Free Encyclopedia, (accessed 28 April 2011)