Three shiploads of reinforcements for Garibaldi's campaign in Sicily reach Sardinia
Reinforcements for Garibaldi's ongoing campaign against Bourbon forces in Sicily had left Genoa three days 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 reached Cagliari, on the Sardinian coast and finally landed safely at Castellamare in Sicily. (By John Osborne)
H. Nelson Gay, "Garibaldi's Sicilian Campaign as Reported by an American Diplomat," The American Historical Review, Vol. 27, No. 2 (Jan., 1922), 233.