North Carolina: Civil War history chronicled around the state





NC hopes that history will draw tourists — from die-hard Civil War buffs to the merely curious — to points around the state, each identified by a roadside maker. It's part of the Civil War Trails program, a mission in three states — Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland — to mark 700 historic points from the Civil War. "The Civil War is perennially fascinating to people," said Jeffrey Crow, deputy secretary of the state Office of Archives and History. "If you slap Civil War on anything, then people will show up. It's the event in American history that everyone relates to one way or the other."



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