I just received a copy of a small pamphlet written by Peter Russell and a fellow named Leslie Hodgson. It is about one of Custer's troopers, John Stuart Stuart Forbes, known in the 7th Cavalry as John S. Hiley, a member of E Company, killed at the LBH. The booklet is published by The English Westerners Society, and in true British fashion, it is beautifully done.
Russell's research is peerless-- I know nothing about Leslie Hodgson, but if he is part of this, he deserves the same credit-- and the booklet is an absolute gem, something anyone who is interested in these men should own.
I believe it is $12 (U. S.), but they except cash only. It is really well worth the money; a fabulous story you well find nowhere else.
Fred, many thanks for your kind words which, as always, are much appreciated.
Leslie Hodgson is an Edinburgh-based genealogist who contributed much valuable information to the story about the Forbes family and the letters to Private John S. Hiley.
Copies of 'English by Birth, Scottish by Blood' can be purchased from me direct at 18 Iverhurst Close, Bexleyheath, DA6 8HY, UK ($12 - US dollar bills only!) For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, alternatively, from Sandy Barnard at AST Press, 1325 Marbank Street, Wake Forest, NC 27587, USA Web site: www.indianwarsbooks.com Sandy will be setting up his books at the 39th Annual Ohio Civil War Show in Mansfield, Ohio, on 30 April-1 May and attending the LBHA Conference in Rapid City, SD 15-18 June and CBHMA Conference in Hardin, MT 23-26 June 2016.