Frith, Life of Giordano Bruno the Nolan (London, 1887); C. E.
Nolan and S.
Nolan, 15th Hussars, and ran as follows:"Lord Raglan wishes the cavalry to advance rapidly to the front and try to prevent the enemy carrying away the guns.
Lucan, seeing no attempt on the part of the enemy to move guns, questioned Nolan, who is said to have pointed down the valley to the artillery on the plain; whereupon Lucan rode to Lord Cardigan, the commander of the Light Brigade, and repeated Lord Raglan's order and Nolan's explanation.
Nolan was killed as he rode across the front of the brigade, perhaps with the intention of changing its direction to the Vorontsov ridge.