Giuseppe Garibaldi, General in Chief, U.S. Army?

by E. Chris Evans
The Cleveland Civil War Roundtable
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Is the idea of the great Italian revolutionary warrior Giuseppe Garibaldi trading in his famous red shirt for a Union officer’s blue frock coat incredible? Is the idea improbable, even impossible, especially since this man would be filling a position first held by General George Washington?

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