The Ambrose Burnside Virtual National Heritage Trail.

It's not a real idea outside of this blog but if you've been reading the stories in the news section, you'll see a pattern that forms the outlines of this thing.

Recall that NC began trying to develop its Burnside (I'm sorry, "Civil War") attractions after some Carolinians saw the economic wonders that the Burnside legacy (I'm sorry, the "Civil War" legacy) had done for trade in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Now, a major Burnside battle (I'm sorry, "Civil War" battle) is commemorated in grand style with major politicians attending in Tennessee.

It's interesting to see what a despised, hardly-known general can accomplish for heritage tourism. Not under his own name, of course.