The Civil War can be played as an entire campaign or as year-long scenarios. The key to victory lies in the allotment of command. Each player must determine in advance where his major thrusts will occur – in the East, West, or Trans-Mississippi Theater. Once command resources are entrusted, it is up to the individual commanders to gain the initiative, move their forces, and engage the enemy. The poor commander is likely to find himself demoted or removed, while the likes of Lee, Grant, Jackson, and Sherman may be promoted to positions of destiny.
(SOURCE: Game Box)