Garibaldi and his main force cross from Sicily to invade the Italian mainland
08/18/1860 to 08/19/1860
At dusk, Guiseppe Garibaldi and several thousand of his men sailed from Giardini in Sicily in the ships Franklin and Torino to embark on his invasion of the Italian mainland. The force traveled the thirty miles across the channel without incident and landed the next morning in Calabria near Melito. The "Redshirts" advanced on Reggio two days later and in three weeks captured Naples. (By John Osborne)
George Macauley Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Making of Italy (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912), 126-127.