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French Emperor Napoleon III issues his official declaration of war on the Austrian Empire

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
05/03/1859
With the Austrian invasion of Piedmont-Sardinia well underway and Vienna firmly established as the aggressor, Napoleon III declared war and a week later left Paris to lead his troops to the aid of the Italians. If fact, French troops had been on the move for more than ten days and already had arrived by train in Milan and by ship in Genoa. The war would last seven months and end with a complete Franco-Italian victory. (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), 231.

The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 389.

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