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Garibaldi and his Italian nationalists inflict final defeat on the Bourbon forces at Battle of Volturno

Giuseppe Garibaldi, detail
09/30/1860 to 10/02/1860
Since being pushed out of Naples the dispirited Bourbon army had been rebuilt at Capua and was ready to make a last effort to stop Garibaldi and restore the kingdom.  Over three days, in the largest battle they had fought, Garibaldi and his men engaged the royal general Giosuè Ritucci and his columns on the Volturno River in Campania.  After initial setbacks, Garibaldi's men pushed back the royalists and the arrival of Piemontese reinforcements decided the battle. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
 George Macauley Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Making of Italy (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1912), 242-254.