James Bulloch (left) was a Confederate Naval Officer and Agent in England, while his half-brother Irvine Bulloch (right) was the youngest officer on the CSS Alabama during the War. They were the uncles of Theodore Roosevelt.
May a small Confederate Army was being overwhelmed by the larger Federal Army of Franz Sigel near Newmarket, Virginia in the Shenendoah Valley. Major General John C. Breckenridge realized he needs to send the cadets of V.
The NY was part of the fabled Irish Brigade, was created using Irish immigrants from New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts by Thomas Francis Meagher. Their nickname was the 'Sons of Erin' and their motto was 'Faugh A Ballaugh' or 'Clear the Way'.