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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 United States Army
Union Army
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. He received the Medal of Honor for valor during the American Civil War.


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.

Medal of Honor citation


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

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