The war lasted about three months, but many historians believe this is the first major use of railways to transport troops and of rifled artillery.
|This map is from Visual-Italy.com, Magenta is centre-stage.|
Napoleon III had crossed the Ticoni and outflanked the Austrians under General Gyulai.
At the end of the day, the French and allied troops had pushed the Austrians out of Magenta and gained a victory.
|The Battle of Magenta by Induno, painting in Les Invalides|
|Marshall MacMohan was made Duke of Magenta, unknown photographer|