More on Lincoln and Garibaldi
Thomas DiLorenzo’s article of August 12, “Lincoln’s Kind of ‘Soldier,’” is a valuable contribution to aspects of the U.S. Civil War that are rarely touched upon by academic and other historians. He details several revelatory events and encounters unknown to most readers, even many passionate Civil War devotees.
Perhaps none of those anecdotes is more fascinating than, after the disastrous defeats sustained by the Union in two of the first major battles of the war, the First Battle of Bull Run (Manassas) and the Battle of Fredericksburg, the disclosure that President Abraham Lincoln had invited Giuseppe Garibaldi to assume command of the Union army. At that time, in 1862, Garibaldi had led military units in the civil wars in Brazil and Uruguay starting in the 1830s (in the second campaign he raised a force of Italian fighters
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