SOLFERINO , a
See also:village of
See also:Lombardy, Italy, in the province of
See also:Mantua, 5 m . S.W. of
See also:San Martino della
See also:Battaglia (a railway station 72 M . E. of Milan on the lineto Verona), situated 410 ft. above
See also:sea-level, on the south-west edge of the hills bordering the Lake of Garda on the south . Pop . (1901), 1350 . It was the scene of a
See also:battle fought on the 24th of
See also:June 1859 between the allied Franco-Sardinian army under
See also:Napoleon III. and Victor Emanuel, and the
See also:Austrian army commanded by
See also:Joseph IL, in which, after a severe contest, the latter retired over the Mincio "(see
See also:WARS) . The battle fought by the Sardinians on the
See also:left wing of the allied army is often called by the
See also:separate title of San Martino, from a
See also:hamlet near the Brescia-Verona railway, about which it was fought . From this battle, a certain shade of blue was designated by the name of Solferino, and was very popular for some years, though now, unlike its
See also:companion "
See also:magenta," it is forgotten .
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