NC unveils updated Civil War Trails guide

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – North Carolina is unveiling a statewide Civil War Trails guide to help travelers during the final year of the 150th anniversary commemoration.

The original Civil War Trails map was released in 2005 and covered the most significant military action in North Carolina. It includes the Battle of Bentonville, which was the last time the Confederacy mounted a tactical offensive.

The updated map includes the events such as the reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to former slaves who built St. Philips Moravian Church in Old Salem.

The state Division of Tourism released the updated map Monday.

Civil War Trails is a five-state project that includes Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland. North Carolina spent $1.3 million on the project, including money from a federal grant.