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In Italy, Garibaldi enters Naples in triumph

Southern Italy, the Kingdom of Naples, 1857, zoomable map
On the morning a sun-filled and hot day, Guiseppe Garibaldi left Salerno by train with a small party to take possession of Naples.  Though the Bourbon king had abandoned the city the day before, his troops still controlled many of its strongpoints.  Vast numbers of the population greeted Garibaldi's arrival, however, and the transfer of power went off without incident.  Garibaldi now controlled much of southern Italy.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
George Macauley Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Making of Italy (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912), 180-185.


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