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Five Austrian army corps have crossed into Piedmont and occupy large areas north of the Po River

Piedmont-Sardinia, 1857, zoomable map
05/01/1859
Completing the difficult crossing of the swollen Ticino River over five days, five Austrian army corps under General Franz Gyulai extended their line across northern Italy almost without opposition. The Austrians were hoping for a swift victory over Piedmont-Sardinia before French troops could arrive to assist but continued rain and flooding would slow their advance. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 229.

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