Garibaldi as a U.S. major general?

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It appears that both President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward wanted Giuseppe Garibaldi to come to the United
States. How serious was the offer to make Garibaldi a major general in the U.S. Army? It appears that Garibaldi would only consider the offer if he was made commander-in-chief of the United State Army and also demanded the the Union declare the abolition of slavery. I am not sure either demand could be met in fall of 1861. Lincoln probably could not declare the abolition of slavery. I have some doubts that Garibaldi would have been made commander-in-chief of the United State Army.

Garibaldi was widely revered but did Garibaldi have the military skills that would earn him the right of becoming commander-in-chief of the United State Army?
 

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