HM Sloop Zebra log book 1780-1781
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This manuscript (36 pages) consists of letters that John Whitehead Peard wrote to an unidentified correspondent about his activities in Italy between May and November 1860. Peard discussed his military service under Giuseppe Garibaldi and Giacomo Medici in Sicily and Naples during the wars of Italian unification, including his travels and his experiences during the Battle of Milazzo. He referred to troop movements and military news, sometimes involving Neapolitan and Papal State forces as well as Garibaldi's units. Peard described visits to several cities, including Genoa, which he greatly admired, and Cefalù.