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James J. Archer

Born: Dec 19, 1817

Death: Oct 24, 1864

Birthplace: Havre de Grace

Nationality: United States

James J. Archer

Date of Birth : Dec 19, 1817
Date of Death : Oct 24, 1864
Birth Place : Havre de Grace

James Jay Archer was a lawyer and an officer in the United States Army during the Mexican-American War. He later served as a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. Taken as a prisoner of war on the first morning of the Battle of Gettysburg, Archer was the first general officer captured from Gen. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia.

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