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Sailing under the American flag, three shiploads of reinforcements for Garibaldi's campaign reach Sicily

Giuseppe Garibaldi, detail
Reinforcements for Garibaldi's ongoing campaign against Bourbon forces in Sicily had left Genoa a week before aboard three American registered ships, the Washington, the Oregon, and the Franklin, all flying the U.S. flag.  Around 2,400 men along with their equipment and under the command of Colonel Giacomo Medici stopped at at Cagliari, on the Sardinian coast on June 12, 1860 and finally landed safely at Castellamare in Sicily.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
H. Nelson Gay, "Garibaldi's Sicilian Campaign as Reported by an American Diplomat," The American Historical Review, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Jan., 1922): 233.