Civil War OnLine

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Costs: Free
URL: [ dead link ]
Frequency: twice per week
Type: U.S. Civil War Wargame
Last-Update: 2003Nov30
Keywords: free, closed-ended, email, www, mixed, historical, gui, wargame, economic


Status as of Dec 30, 2005: "Currently, the software for CWOL is being re-engineered and will enter Beta testing in the winter of 2006. If you are interested in participating in Beta research testing, sent an email to to get registered as a Beta tester or role player."

Civil War OnLine (CWOL), the premiere Civil War game on the internet, is now taking applications for new members. Now you can be a CSA general leading your troops and upholding your new country's honor or a Union general fighting to preserve the Union. Now you can change the course of history and see what it would have been like to have been an officer in the Civil War.

The game system used is the Shot and Shell (SAS) software which can be downloaded from the game webpage. This game is free so you have nothing to lose... but you could be missing out on some fun.

To join, go to and read the directions.


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Greg Lindahl