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James W. Archer
Birth: Sep. 6, 1828
Edgar County
Illinois, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1908
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

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) 
Family links: 
  James Chambers Archer (1856 - 1944)*
  Loretta Archer McKnight (1858 - 1931)*
  John B. Archer (1868 - 1914)*
  William C. Archer (1868 - 1948)*
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Riverside Cemetery
Owen County
Indiana, USA
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Record added: Jan 18, 2001
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