Book Reviews

Title: English by Birth, Scottish by Blood

  • In 36 pages Peter Russell and Leslie Hodgson’s meticulously researched new biography honours the aristocratic Anglo-Scot who served alongside George Armstrong Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn on 25 June 1876.
  • English by Birth, Scottish by Blood is published by The English Westerners’ Society (2016) to mark 140th anniversary of that iconic battle and celebrates the life of gambler John Stuart Stuart Forbes who fought, and died, as Private John S. Hiley in Company ‘E’ of the 7th United States Cavalry.

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Title: Participants in the Battle of the Little Big Horn (Second Edition)

  • Reviews of the First Edition
  • “An essential resource” – Library Journal
  • “Admirable…an extremely useful reference tool for researchers interested in U.S. military history” – American Reference Books Annual
  • “Is a must. Wagner has compiled probably the most complete data of the people who took part in what is arguably the West’s most famous battle…excellent” – RoundUp Magazine


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Title: Military Register of Custer's Last Command

  • “Roger L. Williams has filled a void in the literature about the famous battle on the Little Big Horn by producing the most comprehensive work on the men who were there. Until now, the reader and researcher have had to wade through a plethora of volumes containing partial lists of the enlistees in Custer’s command. By providing the most extensive reference available on the 7th Cavalry, Williams does those interested in the Indian Wars a splendid service.” RICHARD UPTON author of Fort Custer on the Big Horn and The Custer Adventure.

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Title: Men With Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry

  • This Book has been prepared as a reference concerning the officers, enlisted men, civilians, Indian scouts and quartermaster employees who were associated the 7th United States Cavalry Regiment in June 1876.
  • It is a new and expanded edition of Men With Custer: Biographies of the 7th Cavalry published by the Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association in 2000.

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Title: Custer, the Seventh Cavalry, and the Little Big Horn - A Bibliography

  • An oft-repeated cliché in military history circles is “More words have been written about the Battle of the Little Bighorn than any battle except Gettysburg.” If that is true – and it may well be – Michael O’Keefe has found them all. Not only has he identified the publications, but he has evaluated them as well. His massive bibliography includes more than just the battle that competes with Gettysburg; it also encompasses Custer himself and all the literature that has flowed from them since 1876.  ROBERT M. UTLEY.

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