The Mutinous Regiment: The Thirty-Third New Jersey in the Civil War

The Mutinous Regiment: The Thirty-Third New Jersey in the Civil War

by John G. Zinn
     
 

This treasure-trove of information about a single Union regiment fills a gap in the history of New Jersey. It details the regiment's formation in the midst of the draft riots of 1863 and its three major campaigns under General Sherman in 1864 and 1865. Based on original source material, much of it previously unexplored, the book vividly describes the experiences of

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Overview

This treasure-trove of information about a single Union regiment fills a gap in the history of New Jersey. It details the regiment's formation in the midst of the draft riots of 1863 and its three major campaigns under General Sherman in 1864 and 1865. Based on original source material, much of it previously unexplored, the book vividly describes the experiences of the soldiers in a regiment that lost 25 percent of its recruits to desertion even before leaving New Jersey, and then effectively walked from Chattanooga to Washington, D.C., by way of Atlanta and Savannah.

Five campaign maps and almost 70 photographs are supplemented by an appendix containing the rosters of all ten companies that made up the 33rd New Jersey. Notes, a bibliography, and an index complete the work.

Editorial Reviews

The Civil War Courier
detailed account
The Civil War News
crisp...fast-paced
History: Reviews of New Books
"clear...readable...straightforward...solid job"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786466351
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
10/20/2011
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

John G. Zinn is the chief financial officer of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark as well as the chairman of the board of The New Jersey Historical Society. He lives in Verona, New Jersey.

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