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Giuseppe Garibaldi

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That a general from Piemonte, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in 1859-1860 conquered Naples, Sicily, from the French regime, Napoleon? Garibaldi’s international popularity as a daring leader led Abraham Lincoln to offer him a command of some American troops during the Civil War, but Garibaldi declined. He wanted supreme command of the Union troops.