It does look good -- it's bright, colorful and the period art is great, as is the music -- but it's impossible to recommend for anyone other than the hardest of the hardcore. For those gamers, this is a no-brainer. To the grognard, this level of detail is an absolute must, a requirement in every sense of the word.
But to others, even casual fans of history and the Civil War, it's just too much information wrapped inside an impenetrable interface. AGEOD's American Civil War is an intimidating game, one that will overwhelm new players with data while wargaming vets will embrace the PBEM play and level of difficult. Where you fall is a matter of perspective.