Battle as the boys in blue or gray in the Mississippi Valley or on the Atlantic Coast. Play an individual battle, a mini-campaign or the entire war. Create your own customized battlefields with the new terrain editor, and challenge foes around the world to Internet, modem, or network war.
The game features turn-based play on a hex map and artwork by Mort Künstler.
In early 1998, Sierra ran a tournament on SIGS (Sierra's Internet Gaming System) of battles. Each contestant chose a side to fight on for the duration of the tournament, and the winner won a trip to a Civil War re-enactment. The winner (Duane Russell) also won a full Confederate general's uniform as well as all the accoutrements. However, the most treasured thing he won was lifetime rights to the screen name "Robert E Lee" in the game.