b. 06/09/1828 Edgar County, Illinois. d. 28/01/1908 Indiana.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 04/10/1862 Corinth, Mississippi.
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.
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.
BURIAL LOCATION: RIVERSIDE CEMETERY, SPENCER, INDIANA.
SECTION T, LOT 9.