{⋆★⋆} BG Archer, James J.

James Jay Archer

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Born: December 19, 1817

Birthplace: Stafford, Havre de Grace, Maryland

Father: Dr. John Archer 1777 – 1850
(Buried: Stump Cemetery, Harford County, Maryland)​

Mother: Ann Stump 1786 – 1867
(Buried: Stump Cemetery, Harford County, Maryland)​

Education:

1835: Graduated from Princeton University​
Attended Bacon College in Georgetown, Kentucky​

Occupation before war:

1846 – 1848: Served in the United States Army​
1848 – 1855: Attorney in Maryland​
1855 – 1861: Served in 9th United States Infantry, rising to Captain​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 5th Texas Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville​
1863: Captured during the Battle of Gettysburg​
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1863 – 1864:
Imprisoned at Johnson's Island Prisoner of War camp​
1864: Imprisoned at Fort Delaware​
1864: Participated briefly in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1864: Participated in the battle of Peebles Farm​

Died:
October 24, 1864

Place of Death: Richmond, Virginia

Cause of Death: Wounds and imprisonment sickness

Age at time of Death: 46 years old

Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia
 
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Polloco

Major
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
After being promoted to brigadier general He was given command of Robert Hatton's old brigade. This brigade was made up of troops from Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. After the Georgians were transferred out and replaced with more Alabamians, the brigade became known as the Tennessee Brigade. This brigade was a brigade in A.P. Hill's Division.
 

Polloco

Major
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
While a prisoner on Johnson's Island following His capture He got word to the Confederate War Department by way of a paroled prisoner. He stated that the union prison guards could be overwhelmed easy enough by the southern prisoners but there was still no escaping because they were on an island.
 

Tom Elmore

1st Lieutenant
Member of the Year
Joined
Jan 16, 2015
Archer received a law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Maryland (see General Catalogue of Princeton University, 1746-1906, published by the University, Philadelphia: The John C. Winston Company, 1908, p. 147). He was a captain of infantry in the Mexican War, winning a brevet to major for gallantry displayed at Chapultepec on September 13, 1847. His Civil War letters reside at the Maryland Historical Society in Baltimore.

Captain Robert Harris “Bob” Archer, his brother, served as brigade Assistant Adjutant General, and was also captured at Gettysburg.
 

Polloco

Major
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
From Fort Delaware he was sent to Charleston Harbor to be placed under Confederate fire in retaliation for southern treatment of prisoners. Was this part of the Immortal 600?
 
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