Napoleon III and King Victor-Emmanuel enter Milan in triumph
Defeat at the Battle of Magenta three days before saw the Austrian withdraw across eastern Lombardy leaving the capital city of Milan to the French and Piedmont-Sardinian forces. Napoleon III and King Victor-Emmanuel entered the city in triumph and the latter made the first arrangements that would see Lombardy become a part of Piedmont-Sardinia. (By John Osborne)
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1859 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1860), 243.