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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Garibaldi, Giuseppe 1807-1882 (search)
capital, Sept. 7, 1860. Upon the union of the Two Sicilies with Sardinia, and the proclamation of Victor Emmanuel as King of Italy, March 17, 1860, he retired to Caprera. Anxious for the complete unification of Italy, he organized an expedition against Rome in 1862, but was defeated and taken prisoner by the Sardinians at Aspromonte, in August. A few years later he was again in arms against the Pope. Marching into the Campagna, he defeated the Papal troops at Monterotondo on Oct. 25, 1867, but shortly after, while moving upon Rome, he was defeated by the French and Papal army near Mentana. In 1870 the misfortunes of France and an appeal from Gambetta decided him to take up the French cause against the Germans. He received the command of a corps called the Volunteers of the Vosges. His son Ricciotti won a small victory over the Germans on Oct. 19, and that the latter advanced no further in that direction was due to the management of Garibaldi. He died at Caprera, June 1, 1882.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Viomenil, Antoine Charles du Houx, Baron de 1728-1782 (search)
Viomenil, Antoine Charles du Houx, Baron de 1728-1782 Military officer; born in Fauconcourt, Visages, France, Nov. 30, 1728. He attained the rank of major-general in the French army; and in 1780 was appointed second in command of Count de Rochambeau's troops which were sent to assist the American colonists; was promoted lieutenant-general in 1781, and given the grand cross of St Louis for services at the siege of Yorktown. After the war he was governor of La Rochelle, in 1783-89. He died in Paris, Nov. 9, 1782. His brother, Charles Joseph Hyacinthe du Houx, Marquis De Viomenil; born in the castle of Ruppes, Vosges, Aug. 22, 1734; attained the rank of majorgeneral in the French army; accompanied Count de Rochambeau to the United States as commander of the French artillery, and took a prominent part in the siege of Yorktown, for which he was granted a pension of 5,000 francs. He died in Paris, March 5, 1827. Virginia, colony of