American Civil War

Unique chess "Heroes of the American Civil War." Sculptor Leonid Golovko arranged on the board historical figures of the period of the American civil war, on the one hand, United States, on the other, of course – Confederate states. In this chess collection, it is possible to see Lincoln himself! Leonid Golovko’s workshop has been creating chess since 1991 and has delighted his favorite customers with unusual chess from the series Catherine the Great, Peter the Great, the American Civil War and others. The uniqueness of the Golovko studio products is exclusive chess made by hand from porcelain on historical themes. This is a luxurious gift. It is suitable if you want to amaze your boss, business partner, collector or a person who wants to decorate your interior with objects of art.

The American Civil War was a war fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. The Civil War is the most studied and written about episode in U.S. history. Largely as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people, war broke out in April 1861, when secessionist forces attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina, shortly after United States President Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated. The loyalists of the Union in the North proclaimed support for the Constitution. They faced secessionists of the Confederate States in the South, who advocated for states' rights to uphold slavery.

Among the 34 U.S. states in February 1861, seven Southern slave states individually declared their secession from the country to form the Confederate States of America. The Confederacy grew to include eleven states, all of them slaveholding. The Confederacy was never diplomatically recognized by the United States government, nor was it recognized by any foreign country. The states that remained loyal to the U.S. were known as the Union. The Union and Confederacy quickly raised volunteer and conscription armies that fought mostly in the South over the course of four years. Intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 people dead, more than the number of U.S. military deaths in all other wars combined.

The Union finally won the war when General Robert E. Lee surrendered to General Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Appomattox Court House, followed with a series of surrenders by Confederate generals throughout the southern states. Much of the South's infrastructure was destroyed, especially the transportation systems. The Confederacy collapsed, slavery was abolished, and 4 million black slaves were freed. The Reconstruction Era (1863–1877) overlapped and followed the war, with the process of restoring national unity, strengthening the national government, and granting civil rights to freed black slaves throughout the country.

Material: Porcelain.

Covered with: gold, platinum, glaze, chrome-plated spraying.

Piece's height: 16 cm.

Chessboard material: Karelian birch.

Chessboard size: 66 x 66 cm.

Price, terms and delievery options: This collection was produced in 1994. That's the only collection availible for purchaase from thse which produced in 90's. POA