2015 Civil War Trust Photo Contest Winners
Sponsored by History and The Center for Civil War Photography
“A foggy evening at Chancellorsville” | Chancellorsville, Va. Theresa Rasmussen
1865 - first place
"Appomattox 150th Luminaries" | Appomattox, Va. by Buddy Secor
1865 - second place
"Muddy Stage Road" | Appomattox, Va. by Zachary McKinney
1865 - third place
"The End is Near" | Richmond, Va. by Tommy Kays
Battlefields - first place
"Morning at the Redoubt" | Vicksburg, MS by Mike Talplacido
Battlefields - second place
"Smoke and Shadows" | Brown's Mill Battlefield, Newnan, Ga. by Carolyn S. Turner
Battlefields - third place
"Sunsetting on the Angle" | Gettysburg, Pa. by Dave Sandt
People on Battlefields - first place
"Bugler in Rising Sun by Jonesboro on the McDonough Rd" | Atlanta Campaign, Ga. by Carl Staub
People on Battlefields - second place
"Reflection" | Slaughter Pen Farm, Fredericksburg, Va. by Adrianna Rasor
People on Battlefields - third place
"Cavalry Charge at The Battle of Cedar Creek" | Cedar Creek, Va. by Lisa Meissner
Then and Now - first place
"View From Lookout Mountain" | Chattanooga, Tenn. by S. Harbuck
Then and Now - second place
"Richmond's Burn District 1865 Merged Then and Now" | Richmond, Va. by Matthew Huntley, Richmond, Va.
Then and Now - third place
"Devil’s Den" | Gettysburg, Pa. by Tom Stock
Preservation Threats - first place
"Light Trails at Salem Church" | Spotsylvania County, Va. by Matthew Huntley, Richmond, Va.
Preservation Threats - second place
"Columbia Duel" | Nashville, Tenn. by Mike Talplacido
Preservation Threats - third place
"Confederate Lt. Randolph H. Blain's battery at New Market" | Interstate 81, New Market, Va. by Josh Filo
The 2015 Civil War Trust Photo Contest
The Civil War Trust was honored by more entries than ever to our 2015 Annual Photo Contest. Thank you to all of our entrants for sharing your photographs, as well as your passion for Civil War history and preservation; we wish we could highlight all of your photos.
Our Grand Prize this year goes to Theresa Rasmussen of Fredericksburg, Virginia, whose stunning photo of Chancellorsville captivated the judges' attention with its recognition of the beauty and thought-provoking nature of America's hallowed battlefields.
You can enjoy these photos year-round, while supporting battlefield preservation, with our 2016 Civil War Trust Calendar, which is now available for pre-order here.
Even though this year's contest has drawn to a close, please continue to share your Civil War photos with us year round. Our American Civil War Battlefields photo group on Flickr remain open 24 x 7. We are always excited to see your latest photos — and once the contest opens again, you can be ready to start tagging your photos right away. Share your photos »
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