Pius Ix (volume 2); The Story Of His Life To The Restoration In 1850, With Glimpses At The National…

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byAlfred Owen Legge

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ferdinand II., disappointed in his hopes of securing concerted action with the French, who disdained his alliance, had entered the Roman States early in May at the head of an army of 16,000 men. The retreat of the French, and the armistice which followed the battle of the 30th of April, afforded the Romans a convenient opportunity for executing a secret and somewhat rash sortie to harass the Neapolitans. Garibaldi was chosen for this enterprise, having under his command a force of about 1000 troops, many of whom were boys of twelve and fourteen, inspired by a noble enthusiasm, but wholly destitute of the sterner qualities of the soldier. Already, on the 9th of May, some skirmishing had taken place at Palestrina, where Garibaldi had encountered and put to flight two regiments of infantry and one of cavalry, which, headed by General Zucchi, had been charged to take possession of Palestrina and of the person of Garibaldi.* The inhabitants were no less terrified at the entrance of the Garibaldians than the wretched prisoners had been who fell into the hands of the volunteers. They fled and hid themselves, under the influence of the fear inspired by the superstitious fables of the Neapolitans, who represented the Garibaldians as so many ogres let loose by the * Dandolo, p. 213. devil for murder and incendiarism. The fantastic costume of Garibaldi and his followers tended to confirm these ridiculous illusions. Ferdinand was with his army at Albano. Little enthusiasm, however, was felt for the cause which his troops were defending, if we may judge from their watchword, Managgia Pio IX. !--' A plague take Pius IX. !'* On the 16th of May, Roselli, who had just been appointed commander-in-chief of the Republican army, with 10,000 soldiers of the line, 1000 cavalry, and th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Ferdinand II., disappointed in his hopes of securing concerted action with the French, who disdained his alliance, had entered the Ro...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:110 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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