D.C. brochure highlights city's Civil War sites

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia Chamber of Commerce issued a new brochure on the capital's Civil War sites.

The brochure, produced in partnership with the D.C. Heritage Tourism Coalition and the Civil War Trust, will give repeat visitors a new sightseeing focus, it said.

The free, self-guided tour brochure on Washington's Civil War locations features information on more than 20 sites. Each site is pinpointed on a pocket-size, fold-out map. Featured are such sites as Ford's Theater and the Petersen House, where Lincoln was taken after being shot.

The brochure includes Fort Stevens, which was attacked by Confederate troops in July 1864 and now is a National Park Service facility.

Among monuments listed are the Emancipation Statue, the African American Civil War Memorial and Interpretive Center and the Lincoln Memorial. The Willard Inter-Continental is on the site of the original Willard Hotel, where Lincoln stayed before his inauguration.

Visitors can walk the grounds of the Soldiers' Home National Cemetery, where Anderson Cottage, Lincoln's retreat, is located.

Copies of the brochure can be obtained by calling the chamber of commerce at (202) 638-3222 or on the Internet at www.dcchamber.org.

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