The Mutinous Regiment

The Thirty-Third New Jersey in the Civil War


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About the Book

This treasure-trove of information details the 33rd New Jersey regiment’s formation in the midst of the draft riots of 1863 and its three 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.

About the Author(s)

A long time member of the Society for American Baseball Research, John G. Zinn is the author of three books about the Brooklyn Dodgers and numerous articles and essays about the history of baseball. His blog on baseball history can be found at

Bibliographic Details

John G. Zinn
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 286
Bibliographic Info: 72 photos, maps, appendix, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2005]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6635-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-1204-1
Imprint: McFarland

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

Book Reviews & Awards

“detailed account”—The Civil War Courier; “crisp…fast-paced”—The Civil War News; “clear…readable…straightforward…solid job”—History: Reviews of New Books.