b. 1838 Fort Ann, New York. d. 27/10/1864 Fair Oaks, Virginia.
DATE OF MOH ACTION: 29/09/1864 Fort Harrison, Virginia.
Archer enlisted in the Army from Fort Edward, New York in December 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1864. He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road.
Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.
BURIAL LOCATION: KILLED IN ACTION - BODY NEVER IDENTIFIED.