Before Cavour could get to taking over the south Giuseppe Garibaldi had a small army of Italian nationalists.
This was in May 1860, Garibaldi wore a red shirt and so did his followers so that is how they became
known as the redshirt. When Garibaldi was marching north he met King Victor Emmanuel II in
Naples. Garibaldi had no chance to stop the army of Cavour he then stepped aside and let Cavour take over Southern Italy