The 2015–2016 Civil War Essay Contest is now open for submission. The deadline for submissions is February 1, 2016. Additional information, contest forms, a scoring rubric, and other important details on submissions can be found here.
Please attach your essay here. Files can be uploaded in pdf, doc, docx, txt, or rtf formats.
I certify that this is an original research project of which I am the sole author. By selecting yes, I also grant the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and the Civil War Round Table permission to reproduce my essay for non-commercial use on the Internet and/or in print publications.