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French Emperor Napoleon III travels from Paris to Genoa to take command of the French troops in Italy

Louis Napoleon Bonaparte, circa 1850, detail
05/10/1859 to 05/12/1859
Emperor Napoleon III left Paris in the charge of his wife, the Empress Eugenie, and traveled to Italy via Marseilles, arriving in Genoa two days later. There he took command of the French forces gathering in Italy to combat the Austrian invasion. 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), 236.
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1860 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, and Company, 1860), 389.