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  • Writer's pictureMarianna Randazzo

Happy 212th Birthday General.

Giuseppe Garibaldi was an Italian general and politician. He played a major role in the history of Italy. He is considered as one of Italy's "Fathers of the fatherland". He has been called the "Hero of Two Worlds". "Redshirts" is the name that was given to the volunteers who followed Giuseppe Garibaldi during his "Mille expedition" to southern Italy.

Yesterday was not only Independence Day, but this famous generals 212th birthday!

The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum decides to honor General Garibaldi with remembering him by some of his favorite quotes.

"I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food I offer only hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and death. Let him who loves his country with his heart, and not merely with his lips, follow me."
"To this wonderful page in our country's history another more glorious still will be added, and the slave shall show at last to his free brothers a sharpened sword forged from the links of his fetters."
"You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave".

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Jul 10, 2020

My Great Grandfather, Giuseppe Del Siena, fought with Garibaldi during the war with Austria. I have been trying to find a roster of the Garibaldini without luck......can you help?

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