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James W. Archer
Birth: Sep. 6, 1828
Death: Jan. 28, 1908

Civil War Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served during the Civil war in the 59th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, receiving a commission of 1st Lieutenant and Regimental Adjutant on February 11, 1862. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at Corinth, Mississippi on October 4, 1862. His citation reads "Voluntarily took command of another regiment, with the consent of one or more of his seniors, who were present, rallied the command and led it in the assault". The regiment in question, the 48th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, had lost it's commander, Lieutenant Colonel De Witt C. Rugg, to wounds before Adjutant Archer rallied them. He was awarded his Medal on August 2, 1897. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  James Chambers Archer (1856 - 1944)*
  Loretta Archer McKnight (1858 - 1931)*
 
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Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer
Owen County
Indiana, USA
 
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