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Robert E. Lee Slept Here: Civil War Inns and Destinations–A Guide for the Discerning Traveler, by Chuck Lawliss, Ballantine Books, New York, New York, (800) 733-3000, 244 pages, softcover, $10.

Visiting Civil War battlefields was a popular pastime even before the war ended. Some people traveled great distances to learn about our nation’s history. Now, author Chuck Lawliss recommends making your night’s stay a part of the experience of visiting a historic site.

Lawliss, the author of The Civil War Sourcebook: A Traveler’s Guide (1991), describes dozens of historic inns near Civil War-related destinations in his new book, Robert E. Lee Slept Here, which was scheduled to be published on May 25. Lawliss offers prospective travelers a comprehensive list of where to stay and what to see when visiting these locations. Each inn receives fair and equal treatment. Accommodations, amenities, rates, and restrictions are included for all.