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03/11/1867 Battle of Mentana

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Memories of Garibaldi at Mentana

The Battle of Mentana was fought in 1867 near the village of Mentana between French-Papal troops and the Italian volunteers led by Giuseppe Garibaldi, who were attempting to capture Rome, then the main centre of the peninsula still outside of the newly unified Kingdom of Italy. The battle ended in a victory by the French-Papal troops.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background 

    • Garibaldi's expedition 

    • Invasion of Lazio 

    • Battle