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* Part 1 of 3: A Call to Arms
In 1860, 1,400 Irishmen travelled to Italy, responding to Pope Pius IX's call for help thwarting Italian efforts to seize Papal lands. Robert Doyle relates the saga in this 3-part series.
By Robert Doyle
Courtesy of Professor George N. Rhyne, History Department, Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pa. The red state represents the Papal States prior to the 1860 Papal War…
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