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In Sicily, royal troops capitulate and leave the capital city of Palermo in the hands of Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi, detail
06/06/1860 to 06/07/1860
Garibaldi and his men had entered Palermo on May 27, 1860. With the local population joining the barricades, and the royal garrison shelling the city and its people, there were three days of very heavy fighting that killed hundreds and isolated occupying troops in several parts of the city.  After senior officers from British vessels in the harbor brokered an uneasy truce, royal troops finally capitulated on June 6, 1860 and left Palermo the following day. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
G.M. Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Thousand, May 1860 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1916), 323.
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