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A new book has been written by John G. Zinn......The Thirty-Third New Jersey In The Civil War "THE MUTINOUS REGIMENT"


Volume I

COMPILED IN THE OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL.Published by authority of the Legislature.WILLIAM S. STRYKER,Adjutant General.TRENTON, NEW JERSEY: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer.1876.

The Thirty-third Regiment was organized under the provisions of an Act of Congress approved July 22, 1861, and under instructions and authority received by the Governor, dated War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 30, 1863. The organization was to be effected under the requirements of General Orders No. 191 (current series), War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., June 25, 1863, and in conformity with General Orders No. 110 (current series), War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., April 29, 1863. The Regiment was commenced and completed under the provisions of General Orders No. 4, dated Office of Adjutant General, Trenton, N. J., July 11, 1863. The headquarters of the Regiment was established at Newark, N. J., at which place it was mustered into the service of the United States by companies, for three years or during the war. Company A, August 14; Company B, August 17; Company C, August 29; Company D, September 4; Company E, August 29; Company F, August 17; Company G, August 29; Company H, September 4; Company I, August 29; Company K, August 29, and Field and Staff, September 5, 1863, by Joseph P. Ash, First Lieutenant Fifth Cavalry, United States Army. It left the State September 8, 1863, en route to Washington, having a full complement of men. Officers, 39; Non-Commissioned Officers and Privates, 902. Total, 941. Soon after arriving it crossed into Virginia and proceeded to Warrenton, at which place it went into Camp and immediately began to fit itself for active service. At this point it was assigned to the Eleventh Army Corps. It remained in this vicinity until the 25th of September, when in connection with the Corps to which it had been assigned, broke camp, having been detached by order of the War Department for service in the West. It then became a part of the Army of the Cumberland and entered upon an active career. It remained in this connection until the middle of November, 1864, when it joined the Army of General Sherman on his march through Georgia and the Carolinas. At different times during the years 1864 and 1865 the strength of the Regiment was increased by the joining from Draft Rendezvous, Trenton, N. J., of a large number of Recruits, Substitutes and Drafted men. In compliance with General Orders No. 12, dated Headquarters Twentieth Army Corps, June 1, 1865, the enlisted men of the Thirteenth Regiment not entitled to discharge under existing orders joined the Regiment by transfer, and in compliance with Special Orders No. 45, dated Headquarters Ninth Army Corps, June 15, 1865, the enlisted men of the Thirty-ninth Regiment not entitled to discharge under existing orders joined the Regiment by transfer. The men so transferred were organized into and known as Unassigned Companies. The Regiment continued its organization and remained in active service until the close of the war, and those coming under the provisions of General Orders No. 77, War Department, Adjutant General's Office, Washington, D. C., April 28, 1865, were mustered out of service near Bladensburg, Md., June 1, 1865, by Reuben H. Wilbur, Major One Hundred and Second Regiment Infantry, New York Volunteers. Assistant Commissary of Musters, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps. The remainder were mustered out of service by the same officer near Washington, D. C., July 17, 1865, in compliance with Special Orders No. 160, Headquarters Department of Washington, D. C., July 5, 1865. The Regiment was first attached to the First Brigade, Second Division, Eleventh Army Corps; then to the Second Brigade, Second Division, Twentieth Army Corps, and at the close of the war was attached to what was known as the Provisional Corps, Army of the Potomac. 13-19. Attached to 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, 11th Army Corps, Army of the Potomac, to October, 1863, and Army of the Cumberland to April, 1864. 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, 20th Army Corps, Army of the Cumberland and Georgia, to July, 1865.

SERVICE.-Movement to Bridgeport, Ala., September 26-30, 1863, thence moved to mouth of Battle Creek, October 18, and duty there guarding bridges till November 4. Moved to Lookout Valley, Tenn., November 4-6. Chattanooga -Ringgold Campaign November 23-27. Orchard Knob November 23. Tunnel Hill November 24-25. Mission Ridge November 25. March to relief of Knoxville November 28-December 17. Duty in Alabama till May, 1864. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign May 1-September 8. Demonstration on Rocky Faced Ridge May 8-11. Dug Gap or Mill Creek May 8. Battle of Resaca May 14-15. Near Cassville May 19. Advance on Dallas May 22-25. New Hope Church May 25. Battles about Dallas, New Hope Church and Allatoona Hills May 26-June 5. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-Jiily 2. Pine Hill June 11-14. Lost Mountain June 15-17. Gilgal or Golgotha Church June 15. Muddy Creek June 17. Noyes Creek June 19. Kolb's Farm June 22. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Ruff's Station, Smyrna Camp Ground, July 4. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Peach Tree Creek July 19-20. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Operations at Chattahoochie River Bridge August 26-September 2. Occupation of Atlanta September 2-November 15. Expedition to Tuckum's Cross Roads October 26-29. Near Atlanta November 9. March to the sea November 15-December 10. Montieth Swamp December 9. Siege of Savannah December 10-21. Campaign of the Carolinas January to April, 1865. Averysboro, N. C., March 16. Battle of Bentonville March 19-21. Occupation of Goldsboro March 24. Advance on Raleigh April 10-14. Smithfield, N. C., April 11. Occupation of Raleigh April 14. Bennett's House April 26. Surrender of Johnston and his army. March to Washington, D. C., via Richmond, Va., April 29-May 19. Grand Review May 23-24. Mustered out at Washington, D. C., July 17, 1865.

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