|Died||July 30, 1897|
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch|| United States Army
|Years of service||1862 - 1865|
Brevet Lieutenant colonel
|Unit||121st Pennsylvania Infantry|
|Battles/wars||Battle of Appomattox Court House|
|Awards||Medal of Honor|
Archer served was mustered into the 121st Pennsylvania in September 1862, and was mustered out with the rest of his regiment in June 1865.  He was awarded the Medal of Honor on October 15, 1872 for his actions at the Battle of Appomattox Court House.
Medal of Honor citation
Capture of flag of 46th Virginia Infantry (C.S.A.).