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

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

by John G. Zinn
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McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

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

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780786421411
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2005
Pages: 286
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments 1

1. “I have had uphill work here” 5

2. “You will no doubt be surprised to know that I am out here” 20

3. “A victory almost over nature herself ” 37

4. “I thought I could bear it without a tear” 59

5. “Bullets began to rain about me” 76

6. “More like hell than God’s beautiful earth” 90

7. “A very hard day” 112

8. “The old flag floats over Atlanta” 132

9. “A hard campaign and we expect nothing else” 150

10. “The destroying flame scarcely attracted our attention” 167

11. “There will be no rest” 183

12. “Haul up, stuck in the mud” 198

13. “Cries of joyful recognition” 214

Appendix. Regimental Roster, by Company 233

Chapter Notes 251

Bibliography 269

Index 273

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