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James W. Archer
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Born (1828-09-06)September 6, 1828
Died January 28, 1908(1908-01-28) (aged 79)
Place of birth Edgar County, Illinois
Place of burial Spencer, Indiana
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag United States Army
Union Army
Rank First Lieutenant, Adjutant
Unit 59th Indiana Infantry
Battles/wars Second Battle of Corinth
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon Medal of Honor

James W. Archer (September 6, 1828 - January 28, 1908) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Archer served in the American Civil War in the 59th Indiana Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on August 2, 1897 for his actions at the Second Battle of Corinth.

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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.[1]

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