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In Calabria, the town of Catanzaro defies its Bourbon garrison to declare for Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi, detail
08/24/1860
With Garibaldi marching up the Calabrian coast towards Naples, the citizens of the town of Catanzaro announced their support for the Italian nationalist even though royal Bourbon forces still occupied the town.  When these troops marched out to join the troops opposing Garibaldi, locals surrounded and disarmed them.  Garibaldi reached Catanzaro two days later and ended his 250 mile march when he entered Naples on September 7, 1860.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
George Macauley Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Making of Italy (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912), 141.

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