A lifelong New Jersey resident, John Zinn is an independent historian with a special interest in both baseball and the Civil War. He is the chairman of the board of the New Jersey Historical Society. John is the author of five books including The Mutinous Regiment: The Thirty-third New Jersey in Civil War. He was also the chair of the New Jersey Civil War 150th anniversary committee which published numerous books on the state’s role in the war. John holds BA and MBA degrees from Rutgers University and is a Vietnam veteran. Formed in 1863 amidst protests over the proposed implementation of a military draft, the Thirty-third New Jersey had a controversial beginning that led to the unit being dubbed “The Mutinous Regiment.” Unlike most New Jersey regiments, the 33rd served in what was considered the west, taking part in the Atlanta Campaign as well as Sherman’s March to the Sea. After their difficult start, the officers and men of the 33rd served with distinction in these and other important campaigns. The program will describe the regiment’s founding and provide an overview of their service. This virtual lecture is free and takes place on 4/24/24 at 7 pm. You can register for the lecture by emailing email@example.com.