Lester Archer

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Lester Archer
Born 1838
Fort Ann, New York
Died October 27, 1864
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch USArmy flag.jpg United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1861 - 1864
Rank Sergeant
Unit 96th New York Infantry
Battles/wars Battle of Chaffin's Farm
Awards Medal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor

Lester Archer (1838 - October 27, 1864) was an American soldier who received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


Archer enlisted in the Army from Fort Edward, New York in December 1861, and was promoted to Sergeant in June 1864. [1] He was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Fair Oaks & Darbytown Road.

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Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.[2]

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