|Birth: ||May 28, 1849|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1876|
John Stuart Forbes
Forbes was born on May 28, 1849 in Rugby, England of Scottish parents.
He enlisted in the U.S. Army on January 20, 1872. At the Battle of the Little Bighorn he was with Company E and fell amongst the 210 soldiers and civilians under the Custer Battalion.
Where ever he fell on that battlefield, Pvt. Forbes must have been one heck of a sight and a fright to the Indians because he stood 6'0" tall. He is listed on the 7th Cavalry Monument as J.S. Hiley.
A memorial plaque for Forbes is placed in St. Johns Episcopal Church, West End, Edinburgh within a stones throw of the beautiful gardens below the Edinburgh Castle. The memorial reads, "In Memory of John Stuart Forbes, 7th Regt., United States Cavalry, Born 28 May 1849. Killed in Action 25 June 1876."
Specifically: St. Johns Episcopal Church, West End, Edinburgh
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Oct 05, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77694267
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Added: Sep. 11, 2012