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In Italy, Piedmontese forces sweep aside Neapolitan resistance and advance on Capua

Victor Emmanuel II, detail
10/21/1860
Piedmont-Sardinian forces under General Enrico Chialdini swept aside Neapolitan forces attempting to block their advance into the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and advanced towards Capua and eventually the kingdom's last stronghold of Gaeta.  That fortress was besieged in early November and surrendered  on February 13, 1861.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1860 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1861), 242. 

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