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"Heroes of the Civil War" by Leonid Golovko, ca. 2000

A ceramic chess set themed on the American Civil War and consequently name "Heroes of the Civil War". The set with a king size of ca. 13 cm was made in the early 2000's by the famous Belarusian artist Leonid Golovko in a limited number of 22 copies.

The two sides, i.e. the "North" and the "South", are represented by their presidents and the most famous generals and military leaders of each side.

The persons representing the "North" are:

The King
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)

The Queen
Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885)

The Bishops
Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818-1893)
William Tecumseh Sherman (1820-1891)

The Pawns
Fitz-John Porter (1822-1901)
Henry Wager Halleck (1815-1872)
Irvin McDowell (1818-1885)
John Pope (1822-1892)
George Brinton McClellan (1826-1885)
Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824-1881)
George Gordon Meade (1815-1872)
Philipp Henry Sheridan (1831-1888)

The persons representing the "South" are:

The King
Jefferson Davis (1808-1889)

The Queen
Robert Edward Lee (1807-1870)

The Bishops
Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-1893)
John Clifford Pemberton (1814-1881)

The Pawns
Edmund Kirby Smith (1824-1893)
Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824-1863)
Albert Sidney Johnston (1803-1862)
Jubal Anderson Early (1816-1894)
Ambrose Powell Hill (1825-1865)*
Braxton Bragg (1817-1876)*

Photos and description by Holger Langer.

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