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Lester Archer
Born 1838
Died October 27, 1864
Place of birth Fort Ann, New York
Place of death Virginia
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Sergeant
Unit 96th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Lester Archer (1838 - October 27, 1864) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.

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Archer enlisted in the Army from Fort Edward, New York in December 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1864.[1] He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road.

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Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.[2]

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