Lester Archer

American Medal of Honor recipient

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

Lester Archer
Fort Ann, New York
DiedOctober 27, 1864
AllegianceUnited States United States of America
Service/branchUnited States Army
Union Army
Unit96th New York Infantry
Battles/warsBattle of Chaffin's Farm
AwardsMedal of Honor ribbon.svg Medal of Honor


Archer was born in Fort Ann, New York sometime in 1838. He served in the American Civil War in the 96th New York Infantry for the Union Army. He received the Medal of Honor on April 6, 1865 for his actions at the Battle of Chaffin's Farm. He died before the Medal could be presented to him so it was received posthumously.

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Gallantry in placing the colors of his regiment on the fort.[1]


Medal of Honor

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