A cell phone audio tour of the history of the Civil War in Pine Bluff was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at Barraque Plaza.

A cell phone audio tour of the history of the Civil War in Pine Bluff was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday at Barraque Plaza.

A sign containing instructions for how to listen to the tour was installed earlier this week at the plaza at Barraque and Pine streets. The Battlefield Audio Tour was created by the Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission, which is division of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program through the Department of Arkansas Heritage.

The cell-phone tours can be accessed by calling (501) 203-3015 or by visiting http://www.arkansascivilwar150.com/civil-war-sites/audio/. The audio tour contains information on Civil War sites across the state. The Pine Bluff stops are numbered 116-119.

The Pine Bluff topics are: “The Battle of Pine Bluff,” “Civilians in the Cross Fire,” “Two Future Governors” and “Fighting for Freedom” — the story of the local African-American experience.

Speakers at the ribbon cutting included Mark Christ of the AHHP and Sesquicentennial Commission, Mayor Carl A. Redus Jr., Greg Gustek of the Pine Bluff Visitors Bureau and Alexis M. Skinner, who wrote and performed a monologue called “Billy’s Fight for Freedom” on African-American participation during the Battle of Pine Bluff.