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They were caIled cowards and cripples, but to protect President Lincoln, a few disabled Union soldiers held off 15,000 Confederates .
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    I CARE. We know you care about this project. You get a digital high five and our thanks.

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    EVERY LINCOLN COUNTS. :) After all, he plays a significant role in this story.

    A “shout-out” of thanks on Twitter and a personal e-mail to express our gratitude for helping make this film a reality.

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    EARLY BIRD. We will send you a screener link to see the final film before everyone else.

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    HOLDING HISTORY. We will send you a digital download of the film for your very own. You will also get email updates on the film's progress.

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    FACES OF THE INVALID CORPS. CDVs or cartes-de-visite were popular for soldiers to carry and send home - Images of loved ones. To emulate that, we are creating (and you will receive) 8 postcards, each with an image of an individual soldier from the Invalid Corps or pivotal participant in the Battle of Fort Stevens.

    Your name will be added to the Invalid Corps Film website. Yes, you are now a permanent part of this project!

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    JOIN THE INVALID CORPS! Okay, not really. But at this level you will get a print copy of the Invalid Corps recruiting poster.

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    THE CHALLENGE AND THE CAUSE. This is a really cool level (even if we do say so ourselves). You'll receive a limited edition military challenge coin, with unique Invalid Corps imagery. Numbered. In addition, your name will be listed as a donor on the film credits!

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    EXPERT STRATEGY 1: Skype session with a Law Enforcement Officer. A one-on-one hour long skype session with published author and law enforcement officer, Wayland Smith. Wayland has more than 10 years in law enforcement, with knowledge of procedures, training, and the day-to-day activities of an officer. If you have questions about your novel or screenplay and/or would love to know the ins-and-outs of being a law enforcement officer to help with your writing, this is your chance.

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    EXPERT STRATEGY 2: Skype session with a Private Investigator. A one-on-one hour long skype session with published author and private investigator, Meriah Crawford. Meriah has worked on a wide range of cases including theft, insurance claims, background investigations, patent infringement, counterfeiting, shootings, and murder. If you have questions about your novel or screenplay and/or would love to know the ins-and-outs of being a PI to help with your writing, this is your chance.

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    EXPERT STRATEGY 3: One Hour Long Skype Session with Director, Day Al-Mohamed. You can connect with director, and also author, Day Al-Mohamed either in person (in the DMV area) over a cup of coffee or via Skype.

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    EXPERT STRATEGY 4: Skype session with a Discovery Editor. A one-on-one hour long skype session with independent film director and editor for Discovery, Julia Marie Myers. Julia has worked on programming for the Animal Planet, TLC, Discovery, and Science channels including shows such as: River Monsters, Mythbusters, How the Universe Works, Puppy Bowl, Long Island Medium, My Big Fat Fabulous Life, Say Yes to the Dress, Cake Boss, 19 Kids and Counting, I Am Jazz, Little People Big World and many more. If you have questions about your film and/or would love some great tips and tricks from a pro, this is your chance.

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    EXPERT STRATEGY 5: A written critique of up to 10k words of fiction by Historical Romance Author Kathleen Kimmel. If you would like the opportunity to have a published author look at part of your novel and provide valuable written feedback to help you on your writing journey, this is your chance.

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    THE UNION CASE. Photography was immensely popular and soldiers carried images with them (as well as sending some home). They usually carried them in small wood or thermoplastic cases with velvet lining. You will get your own image or that of a loved one immortalized on glass and placed in a hand-made replica union case.

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    ON THE FRONT LINE. Thank you for your support! You’ll receive a VIP invitation to participate in a screening of the rough cut of the film. And for those who aren’t near DC we’ll send you a hi-resolution download of the rough cut so you can still watch and provide us feedback. Yes, you are now on the front lines for the creation of this film!

    In addition, we will send you a copy of the script and your Invalid Corps poster will be signed by whole Invalid Corps team.

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    OFFICER. Welcome! You’re now part of the team! There's really nothing to be said about such a generous contribution but Thank You. It will make a significant difference in ensuring we tell the story of these men with the respect and honor they deserve.

    For helping us take such a massive stride forward, we want to thank you by giving you an “Associate Producer” credit in the film and listing you as such on IMDb and all other media.

    As we begin production, we’ll send you the documentary outline and the director will call you to discuss and will update you to where we are step-by-step with behind-the-scenes details.

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