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 James W. Archer

James W. Archer

Birth
Edgar County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Jan 1908 (aged 79)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 19572 · View Source
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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.

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  • Added: 18 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19572
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James W. Archer (6 Sep 1828–28 Jan 1908), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19572, citing Riverside Cemetery, Spencer, Owen County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .