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John Stuart Forbes
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Birth: May 28, 1849
Rugby
Rugby Borough
Warwickshire, England
Death: Jun. 25, 1876
Little Big Horn Battle Site
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

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."

Source: http://www.friendslittlebighorn.com/john_stuart_forbes_memorial.htm 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Charles Hay Forbes (1806 - 1859)
 
 Siblings:
  William Stuart-Forbes (1835 - 1906)*
  Adelaide Louisa Stuart Forbes Traill (1846 - 1933)*
  John Stuart Stuart Forbes (1849 - 1876)*
  John Stuart Forbes (1849 - 1876)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
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
John Stuart Forbes
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John Stuart Forbes
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