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U.S. Civil War - U.S. Army

Lester Archer

Details
  • Rank: Sergeant
  • Conflict/Era: U.S. Civil War
  • Unit/Command:
    Company E,
    96th New York Infantry
  • Military Service Branch: U.S. Army
  • Medal of Honor Action Date: September 29, 1864
  • Medal of Honor Action Place: Fort Harrison, Virginia, USA
Citation

Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.

Additional Details
  • Accredited to: Plattsburgh, Clinton County, New York
  • Awarded Posthumously: Yes
  • Presentation Date & Details: April 6, 1865
  • Born: 1838, Fort Ann, Washington County, NY, United States
  • Died: October 27, 1864, Wilderness, VA, US
  • Buried: NON-RECOVERABLE
 

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