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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1832

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

Robert H. Archer

(Ap'd Md.)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1828, to July 1, 1832, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1832.

Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Jesup, La., 1832‑33; in garrison at Ft.

(Transferred to 4th Artillery, Nov. 13, 1833)

McHenry, Md., 1834‑36, — and Augusta Arsenal, Ga., 1836; in Creek

(Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, Dec. 31, 1835)

Nation, 1836; and in the Florida War, 1837.

Resigned, Dec. 31, 1837.

Civil History. — Asst. Engineer, Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1837‑38. Principal of a Female Academy at Baltimore, Md., 1840‑56; and of Patapsco Female Institute, Ellicott's Mills, Md., 1856‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Died, Aug. 11, 1875, near Washington, D. C.; Aged 63.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; he mustn't have been too significant a player though, since on an Internet with many thousands of pages devoted to the Confederacy, I've been unable to track him down at all. He is not to be confused with Confederate officer Robert Harris Archer (brother and adjutant of General James Jay Archer) — who was born in 1820. If you have good information, please drop me a line, of course.

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