From the Rutland Daily Herald, March 12, 1927:
Foster E. Archer, 90, the oldest Civil war veteran living in Rutland and a soldier with more than four years service in the Union army, died yesterday at the home of his granddaughter, Miss Esther Reilly, 143 Crescent street, after several months of ill health. The funeral will be held at the house Sunday afternoon at 2:15 o'clock. The ritual of the Grand Army will be read. Mr. Archer having been a member of Roberts post.
Mr. Archer was born in Plymouth January 18, 1837 and he lived there the greater part of the time until he enlisted at the opening of the Civil war, being a farmer by occupation. He served in company F, First Vermont Sharpshooters, and also in Company G, Second Vermont infantry, taking part in a number of important engagements.
Mr. Archer had lived in Rutland most of the time since the war closed. His wife, who was Angeline Bailey of Plymouth, died here three years ago. He is survived by one half-brother, Edmund Archer of this city. Besides the granddaughter at whose house he died his only other near surviving relative is a grandson, Robert Reilly who lives in Manitoba.
Member of Co. G., 2nd Vt. Vols.
age 90 years 1 month 21 days
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