Call the Virginia Tourism Corporation at 1-800-932-5827 with general queries, or turn to its Web site: www.virginia.org . Order the comprehensive pamphlet Virginia Civil War Trails by calling 1-888-CIVIL WAR. You can also use a toll-free “fax back” number, 1-800282-5682, to obtain a faxed list of current and forthcoming events pertaining to the Civil War. The visitors’ centers at communities along the route have helpful brochures; the one for Hopewell describes a walking tour of the old town of City Point. At Petersburg, a National Battlefield, be sure to pick up Christopher M. Calkins’s book From Petersburg to Appomattox .