Civil War

civil war chess setIf you're a civil war buff then Civil War chess set pieces are for you. War chess sets will always be a popular chess theme. Afterall, the game of chess is based on war.  In fact it's believed that chess originated from ancient strategic battle planning.

In 1861 the American Civil War began between the union and the confederacy. For Americans the Civil War was one of the most important and transforming events in America. It helped shape America and ultimately the world.  

Civil War chess sets are great because not only are they fun to use but also allows you to remember history along the way.

Chess sets can come in many themes and the Civil war sets are considered to be themed sets but are also non-fictional. It's based off really people and a real depiction of the civil war. 

Civil war chess sets are one of the most popular war sets and probably always will be. These sets are great items for both Civil war buffs or war chess set collectors.

In a typical chess set you have kings, queens,  knights, pawns, bishops, and castles. In a civil war set the pieces are a bit different. Civil War chess sets can very and come with different pieces but some pieces may include Lincoln, Davis, Grant, and Lee. And of course they are colored the blue and the gray after the uniforms used during the civil war. Here's an example set layout.

Confederacy

  • King: Jefferson Davis
  • Queen: Verina Howell Davis
  • Bishop: Robert E. Lee
  • Bishop: Stonewall Jackson
  • Knights: Calvary
  • Rook: Capitol of Richmond
  • Rook: Stars & Bars
  • Pawns: Infantry
  • Pawns: Confederate buglers
Union

  • King: Abraham Lincoln
  • Queen: Mary Todd Lincoln
  • Bishop: Ulysses S. Grant
  • Bishop: William T. Sherman
  • Knights: Calvary
  • Rook: Stars & Stripes
  • Rook: Capitol of Washington
  • Pawns: Infantry
  • Pawns: Union Drummers

 

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