|Died||October 27, 1864|
|Place of birth||Fort Ann, New York|
|Place of death||Virginia|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
United States Army|
|Years of service||1861 - 1864|
|Unit||96th New York Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Chaffin's Farm|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Archer enlisted in the Army from Fort Edward, New York in December 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1864. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road.
Medal of Honor citationEdit
Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.
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