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

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ISBN-10: 0786466359
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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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Product Details

  • Paperback: 286 pages
  • Publisher: Mcfarland (October 20, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0786466359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0786466351
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.9 x 9.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,900,395 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Zinn has produced a readable and useful history of a New Jersey regiment that was raised during the 1863 draft riots, was sent to the front under guard, served in the Eleventh and Twentieth Corps in Sherman's army, and marched to the sea. The title refers to one quarter of the men deserting the unit, mostly while the regiment was being organized in New Jersey. State and local bounties being paid in full led to a rash of bounty jumpers and the 33rd suffered greatly from them. However, Zinn would rather deal with the men who served, rather than those who deserted, and so focuses on the unit's military career: Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta Campaign (the 33rd suffered the highest casualties of any Federal unit at the Battle of Peach Tree Creek), and the March to the Sea and the Carolinas. Zinn generally writes well and has discovered a trove of letters and diaries to flesh out his text. There are campaign maps, but no battle maps. The text is liberally illustrated with clear photos of the officers and some enlisted men. The 33rd started as a Zouave unit with a unique uniform that was worn through the Atlanta Campaign. He does not include any post-war biographical information and I was left asking what happened to his major characters. His notable manner of writing is to begin too many of his sentences with "Since...." Since this happens in most paragraphs, it is very distracting. Since no editor caught this mannerism, perhaps the reader could turn it into a drinking game: drink a sip of your favorite libation each time you read it. You wouldn't get very far. Overall, though, this is a fine book about an interesting unit and Zinn should be commended for its publication.
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Regimentals--histories of the hundreds of regiments that served on both sides--are a large sub-genre of Civil War literature. Some were written by members after the war, while others, like this one, are the result of research by interested and often amateur historians. The 33rd New Jersey was formed after the initial burst of patriotic volunteering had long passed, so many of their recruits signed up for the large bounties available--$300-600, quite a sum for a private who'd earn $13 a month. About a third of their recruits deserted after getting their bounty; so many that the rest were escorted to the front by armed soldiers! Once they got there, though, they served admirably, fighting thru the Atlanta campaign and with Sherman's army in the March to the Sea and the later campaign through the Carolinas.
All this is very well set out by Zinn, who uses contemporary letters, diaries and newspaper reports to relate the story in the words of the men who survived the campaigns. Many of these regimentals are written by amateurs and published by smaller publishers, so their editing and production values can be subpar. Not here, I found the story well written and edited and the physical quality of the book excellent, including many photos of the officers and a few enlisted men. My only quibble was with the title, the 33rd certainly had a rough start but never actually mutinied. And its combat record--it had 87 men killed or mortally wounded in a year of active combat, mostly in the Atlanta campaign--was pretty good. This is an interesting story, well told and worth reading.
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Just really enjoy it so far. I really enjoy reading books about the Civil War! I have a Civil War Ancestor on my Mom's side that was in the 33rd New Jersey and had to just get it! The length of time I got it was great thanks! :)
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I followed the 33rd Regiment though it campain against slavery and found it very interesting John G Zin has done a wonderful job researching this unit raised during the civil war and has put into words their experience in a war against neibours living in the same country. well done to all concearned.
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