The Associated Press

Visitors to Civil War battlefields in the Fredericksburg area will have a new guide to help them see the historic sites.

A “Battle App” will be introduced Wednesday by the Civil War Trust, state officials and the Fredericksburg Department of Economic Development.

According to the trust, the application uses GPS technology and Apple’s iPhone platform to help visitors locate and learn about historic sites. The smartphone content includes audio, video and animation.

The Battle App offers four individual tours of sites protected by the National Park Service. It also includes lesser-known battlefield locations in downtown Fredericksburg and the area.

The Battle App will be introduced and demonstrated at a news conference in the historic city.

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