This beautiful civil war them chess set is a very large chess set with a 5" tall king. The king's are represented by Ulysses S. Grant of the union and General Robert E. Lee of the confederacy with their wives representing the queens. The bishops, knights, rooks, and paws are represented by commanders, cavalry, foot soldiers and each sides flag. The pieces are made of cast crushed stone, an extremely hard stone-like material. Pieces have an amazing level of intricate detail and are colorfully hand painted.The civil war has long been and continues to be one of the most popular chess set themes.