The Georgia Civil War Commission was created by the 1993 Georgia General Assembly. Its mandate, as spelled out in Senate Resolution 21, is to coordinate planning, preservation, and promotion of structures, buildings, sites, and battlefields associated with this significant period of our common heritage. The Commission has developed a State of Georgia Civil War Sites Heritage plan that promotes heritage tourism. The Commission encourages local landowners and local governments to preserve Civil War battlefields and historic sites. The Commission focuses on education of our future generations through many different venues.