Landmarks contest set at Antietam Battlefield

July 31, 2009|By TIFFANY ARNOLD

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    Here's a hint to this year's Landmarks Contest: knowing a bit of history pays.

    The Herald-Mail's 13th annual Landmarks Contest kicks off today. This time, the clues are at Antietam National Battlefield, near Sharpsburg.

    Antietam National Battlefield is the site of the Battle of Antietam, part of the Maryland Campaign of 1862 during the Civil War.

    Park officials say more than 23,000 soldiers were killed, wounded or missing in the 12 hours of combat, earning it the lamentable distinction as the bloodiest, one-day battle in American history.

    The person or family that correctly locates and identifies the most clues wins $300. Second- and third-place entries will each receive a Herald-Mail travel mug and a American flag with a wall-mounting kit.


If more than one entry is correct, a blind drawing will determine the winner and runners-up.

How to enter

All landmarks in this year's contest are memorials to individuals, military units or states connected to the Battle of Antietam. The clues, on this page, are close-up photos of memorials along the battlefield driving tour or a short walk from the road. For the contest, identify the memorials on the numbered entry blank provided. Identify memorials by name or describe them so they can be identified.

Submit your completed entry - with your name, address and daytime phone number - in one of four ways:

E-mail it to, with "Landmarks" in the subject line.

Bring it to The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Write "Attention: Lifestyle" on your entry.

Mail it care of Landmarks/Lifestyle to The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

Fax it to 301-714-0245, attention: Landmarks.


Answers must be submitted to The Herald-Mail by 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24. The answers and the champ's name and photograph will be published Sunday, Aug. 30, in the Lifestyle section.

Also, the winner must be available to be photographed Tuesday, Aug. 25, or Wednesday, Aug. 26.

Rules and eligibility

To be eligible to win, you must live in Washington or Frederick counties in Maryland; Franklin or Fulton counties in Pennsylvania; or Berkeley, Jefferson or Morgan counties in West Virginia.

Employees of The Herald-Mail and their families are not eligible.

Only one entry ia allowed per person.

Landmarks contest 2009 entry form

Correctly identify all 10 landmarks for a chance to win $300

Name: ________________________________________________________________

Address: ______________________________________________________________

Daytime phone number: ________________________________________________

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Return your completed entry form by one of these methods:

  • Drop it off at The Herald-Mail office, 100 Summit Ave., Hagerstown, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Write on it "Attention: Lifestyle."

  • Mail it in care of Landmarks/Lifestyle, The Herald-Mail Co., P.O. Box 439, Hagerstown, MD 21741.

  • E-mail it to and write "Landmarks" in the subject line.

  • Fax it to 301-714-0245, attention: Lifestyle.

  • Entries must be received by 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, 2009.

    Questions? Call Lifestyle Editor Chris Copley at 301-733-5131, ext. 2343.

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