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Pvt John Hiley "Forbes" Stuart
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Birth: May 28, 1849, England
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Pvt Stuart-Forbes was born reportedly born a "noble" in Rugby England. Because of unknown issues, he had to flee England for the United States. He then enlisted into the U.S. Army as Jonathan S. Hiley in New York NY on January 20, 1872. He was described as 6'0" tall, hazel eyes, brown hair and a fair complexion. His civilian occupation was listed as clerk.

On February 15, 1872, he reported for duty at Unionville SC and was assigned to Company E 7th U.S. Cavalry.

Just before Stuart-Forbes departed on the campaign that would lead to his death at the Battle of the Little Bighorn River, he recieved a letter from his mother. The letter informed him that his reason for fleeing England would soon be resolved. Therefore, he would be able to return home after his enlistment expired in January of 1877.

There were no reports that Stuart-Forbes' remains were identified after the battle. Therefore it was likely that he was buried where his body was found on the battlefield.

In 1881 all known battlefield burials were moved to a mass grave on Last Stand Hill. 
 
Burial:
Little Big Horn Battlefield National Monument
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA
Plot: Last Stand Hill
 
Created by: Randy
Record added: Apr 10, 2008
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Pvt John Hiley Forbes Stuart
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Pvt John Hiley Forbes Stuart
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Pvt John Hiley Forbes Stuart
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