By: AP
By: AP

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The state tourism agency is launching a new push to promote Civil War attractions across Alabama.

The state has published a new brochure highlighting 47 sites and attractions linked to the war. It provides details on the state's 18 largest Civil War battles and includes the dates of 14 war re-enactments that are held each year.

The head of the tourism agency, Lee Sentell, says the new effort comes ahead of next year's 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.

Prominent sites linked to the war in Alabama include the state Capitol and the First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, along with Fort Gaines and Fort Morgan at the entrance to Mobile Bay.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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