Damian Shiels is creating the Irish in the American Civil War Website
14

patrons

$50
per month

I have dedicated much of the past decade to telling the story of the Irish in the American Civil War. My award-winning website www.irishamericancivilwar.com was established in 2010 and has grown into one of the longest running and most extensive history blogs in Ireland. The core principal of the site is to make large-amounts of original research freely available to as wide a community as possible, something in which I have invested heavily—both in terms of finance and time. Today the site contains hundreds of articles and resources relating to Irish in 19th Century emigrants. I want to continue this work in the years to come, and to develop new and innovative ways of telling the remarkable tale of the Irish experience. Your support as a patron is crucial to maintaining my work on the Irish during the era of the American Civil War, and together we can bring more and more of these remarkable stories to light. 

The invaluable support of Patrons will assist in covering the running costs of both the website and research, without which I would not be able to create new content and resources. Every donation is important, and in return Patrons will receive access to exclusive Rewards. In addition, you will be enabling me to pursue major new projects, one of which will be the production of an eBook series examining the American Civil War on an Irish county-by-county basis.

American Civil War County eBook Series: I have long wanted to produce a series of eBooks developed on an Irish county-by-county basis. These short books will aim to highlight not only the major players from each county, but seek to tell the stories of some of the ordinary emigrants who were caught up in the American Civil War. Each eBook will tie these individuals to the wider story of emigration from their county and examine the new communities they established in the United States. In this way, the series will further highlight the immense impact of the American Civil War on Irish people in this period. The intent is to make each completed eBook available for a small fee; Irish Legion Level Patrons will be granted free access to each on completion, and be acknowledged in the eBook itself. A minimum of one eBook will be produced a year.
Tiers
Irish Volunteer Level
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to the patron-only feed. Your name will be added to the Supporters Page on www.irishamericancivilwar.com 
Irish Company Level
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
All of the above, plus access to the Irish in the American Civil War newsletter, with updates on both my work and wider news and stories of relevance to Irish involvement in the conflict.
Irish Diaspora Level
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the above, plus access to a monthly post exclusive to patrons, where I will be discussing aspects of the Irish experience including my latest work and discussing contemporary Irish American documents and correspondence.
Irish Community Level
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus a short monthly recorded podcast discussing a previously unreleased letter or document relating to the Irish experience that I am working on for the website, together with an analysis and discussion. Free access to the County eBook series as they are produced. 
Green Flag Level
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus the creation of a blog post every 6 months that will focus on a specific aspect of the Irish experience based on a U.S. State/Irish County of the patron's choice. The patron will be acknowledged at the end of the post. (*Note that patrons must support Irish in the American Civil War at the $50 level for 6 months to avail of each blog post).
Irish Legion Level
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus a live one-hour online lecture/seminar on the Irish experience delivered to an audience of the patron's choice every 6 months. A once a month live online video discussion, one hour duration, limited to ten participants. Your name acknowledged on the website as a Legion supporter, and a direct acknowledgement in future publications and projects. (*Note that patrons must support Irish in the American Civil War at the $100 level for 6 months to avail of the six-monthly online lecture/seminar).

I have dedicated much of the past decade to telling the story of the Irish in the American Civil War. My award-winning website www.irishamericancivilwar.com was established in 2010 and has grown into one of the longest running and most extensive history blogs in Ireland. The core principal of the site is to make large-amounts of original research freely available to as wide a community as possible, something in which I have invested heavily—both in terms of finance and time. Today the site contains hundreds of articles and resources relating to Irish in 19th Century emigrants. I want to continue this work in the years to come, and to develop new and innovative ways of telling the remarkable tale of the Irish experience. Your support as a patron is crucial to maintaining my work on the Irish during the era of the American Civil War, and together we can bring more and more of these remarkable stories to light. 

The invaluable support of Patrons will assist in covering the running costs of both the website and research, without which I would not be able to create new content and resources. Every donation is important, and in return Patrons will receive access to exclusive Rewards. In addition, you will be enabling me to pursue major new projects, one of which will be the production of an eBook series examining the American Civil War on an Irish county-by-county basis.

American Civil War County eBook Series: I have long wanted to produce a series of eBooks developed on an Irish county-by-county basis. These short books will aim to highlight not only the major players from each county, but seek to tell the stories of some of the ordinary emigrants who were caught up in the American Civil War. Each eBook will tie these individuals to the wider story of emigration from their county and examine the new communities they established in the United States. In this way, the series will further highlight the immense impact of the American Civil War on Irish people in this period. The intent is to make each completed eBook available for a small fee; Irish Legion Level Patrons will be granted free access to each on completion, and be acknowledged in the eBook itself. A minimum of one eBook will be produced a year.

Recent posts by Damian Shiels

Tiers
Irish Volunteer Level
$1 or more per month 6 patrons
Access to the patron-only feed. Your name will be added to the Supporters Page on www.irishamericancivilwar.com 
Irish Company Level
$5 or more per month 6 patrons
All of the above, plus access to the Irish in the American Civil War newsletter, with updates on both my work and wider news and stories of relevance to Irish involvement in the conflict.
Irish Diaspora Level
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
All of the above, plus access to a monthly post exclusive to patrons, where I will be discussing aspects of the Irish experience including my latest work and discussing contemporary Irish American documents and correspondence.
Irish Community Level
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus a short monthly recorded podcast discussing a previously unreleased letter or document relating to the Irish experience that I am working on for the website, together with an analysis and discussion. Free access to the County eBook series as they are produced. 
Green Flag Level
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus the creation of a blog post every 6 months that will focus on a specific aspect of the Irish experience based on a U.S. State/Irish County of the patron's choice. The patron will be acknowledged at the end of the post. (*Note that patrons must support Irish in the American Civil War at the $50 level for 6 months to avail of each blog post).
Irish Legion Level
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
All of the above, plus a live one-hour online lecture/seminar on the Irish experience delivered to an audience of the patron's choice every 6 months. A once a month live online video discussion, one hour duration, limited to ten participants. Your name acknowledged on the website as a Legion supporter, and a direct acknowledgement in future publications and projects. (*Note that patrons must support Irish in the American Civil War at the $100 level for 6 months to avail of the six-monthly online lecture/seminar).