I am delighted to formally launch my Donegal in the American Civil War Map. It combines research I have gathered over the past decade together with public contributions I have received over recent weeks, and now amounts to almost 200 entries. This map represents the most detailed attempt to plot American Civil War veterans’ place of origin in Ireland yet attempted. Although an extremely time consuming exercise, I hope that in future I will be able to roll out my research on other counties and make it freely available to readers, and to launch further public appeals for information. In addition, I hope to add to the Donegal map with future discoveries and contributions. The Map now has a dedicated page on the site, so you can check it out and start exploring the entries by clicking here or visiting the “Mapping Donegal Veterans” tab on the site menu.
All of the work undertaken on this map has been conducted in my spare time, and I wish to thank the Irish in the American Civil War Patrons for their ongoing support which is helping to defray some of the costs of both conducting this research and running the website, thereby assisting in maintaining the website’s mission of freely sharing as much original research about the Irish experience of the conflict as possible. If you would like to support this work you can do so for as little $1 per month at https://www.patreon.com/irishacw, where you can also gain access to exclusive content, or you can make a one off donation by clicking here.