Wright describes the Civil War Trails program, a three-state, federally funded program that seeks to increase recognition of Civil War history at sites in Maryland, Virginia, and North Carolina. In North Carolina the new driving trails recall the state's pivotal role in the Civil War. Over one hundred markers are included in North Carolina's first section of the trail, most of them placed for the very first time. Red, white, and blue signs sporting bugles direct visitors to the sites. Bentonville, Fort Fisher, forts on the Outer Banks, and Plymouth are included in stage one. Second stage markers will focus on the war's action in the western part of the state.