MHS Essay Contest: Civil War Family Legends

Grenville Sparrow and friends, ca. 1864
Grenville Sparrow and friends, ca. 1864

We at MHS want to hear your family’s stories about your ancestors involved in the Civil War, from ancestors who fought (or served in other capacities) to activities on the homefront. To that end we are requesting submissions to our first-ever Newsletter Essay Contest!

Submissions should be 300 – 500 words. Please include a title, your name as you would like it to appear in print, and your city/state. If there is an image you would like to include please also send it our way.

A committee of MHS staff members will judge the essay submissions and the winner will be published in our fall 2013 newsletter. Essays will be judged on their relevance to Maine, clarity of writing, and the overall nature of the story. The winning essay, as well as the first and second runner-up essays, will also be published here, on the MHS Blog.

To submit an essay to the contest, please email a word document to Laura Webb at by July 5.  Winners will be chosen by July 19 and announced in the fall newsletter, scheduled for publication at the beginning of September.

Questions about the contest should be directed to Laura Webb at (207) 774-1822 x201 or by email.

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