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Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

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Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby Apples » 15 Nov 2010, 16:37

I guess it is unlikely but I wondered if any records were kept of volunteers joining Garibaldi especially in 1860?
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby johnnyonthespot » 15 Nov 2010, 17:24

Not certain, but this might be the list you are looking for: http://www.sbc.altervista.org/1000.html
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby Apples » 16 Nov 2010, 15:58

Thanks Carmine - I think it probably is.
Looks like another family myth has been busted!
It would be nice if one day a family story turned out to be true - perhaps he fought with Garibaldi at an earlier date - it cannot have been later because he was in England by 1861.
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 17 Nov 2010, 01:09

Ciao Apples,

Garibaldi was fighting in Italy from the 1840's, so just b/c your ancestor wasn't part of the invasion of Sicily doesn't mean he didn't fight under Garibaldi. I know I've "busted" some family legends, only to later find they were true (if altered) after deeper research.
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby choprjohn » 17 Nov 2010, 02:25

Sorry to hi-jack your thread, but is there a similar list for the Black Shirts? Thanx in advance...Johnnie
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby ricbru » 17 Nov 2010, 10:46

Here there is a more detailed list with names, dates and places

http://www.a-mantova.com/storia/mille.htm

I hope it helps
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johnnyonthespot wrote:Not certain, but this might be the list you are looking for: http://www.sbc.altervista.org/1000.html
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby ForzaItaliaPgh » 17 Nov 2010, 15:46

choprjohn wrote:Sorry to hi-jack your thread, but is there a similar list for the Black Shirts? Thanx in advance...Johnnie

I would think there would be a record of at least the members of the Fascist Party, if not of the members of the black shirts. Not sure how you'd find it though...
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby maestra36 » 17 Nov 2010, 15:59

I know those lists above are not complete, as I've seen a list which specifically had town residents from Menfi in Sicily, including some of my own ancestors, but that list does not seem to be available online anymore.
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby Pipesmoker » 10 Nov 2011, 16:24

As a child (in the '50s) I was told that one of my ancestors was a member of Garibaldi's 1000. I seem to remember that he was also one of Garibaldi's lieutenants. This ancestor was Greek, and would have been one of the Ionides family, except that his surname wasn't Ionides. I did know his name, but have long forgotten it.

Have had a look through the lists kindly supplied above, but can't see a Greek name, or any Greek place of birth or residence. If anyone can identify a Greek member of the doughty Redshirts, I'd be grateful. Although families seem to be notorious for embellishing or inventing things about their ancestors (especially, I should guess, when a bit of romantic fighting legend is involved), there wasn't any great fuss about this chap, it was just mentioned as a firmly established family fact. The only thing that is clear to me from the accounts of Garibaldi's various campaigns is that a number of Greeks did join in with him - but so did a great number of different nationals. It's very possible that my ancestor joined Garibaldi at the time he aided the Greeks against the Turks.
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Re: Any records for Garibaldi's Redshirts?

Postby sjwilly » 12 Aug 2012, 23:38

The Torino archives has a searchable database of appx. 35,000 of the soldiers that served under Garibaldi:

http://archiviodistatotorino.benicultur ... search.php

http://archiviodistatotorino.benicultur ... baldini-en
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