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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1826

Vol. I

(Born Md.)

John Archer

(Ap'd Md.)


Born June 30, 1806, Cecil County, MD.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1822, to July 1, 1826, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 7th Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Second Lieut., 3d Infantry, July 1, 1826.

Served on frontier duty at Ft. Gibson, I. T., 1826‑27, — in opening Military Road to Little Rock, Ark., 1827, — at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1827‑28, — Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., 1828‑29, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo.,

(First Lieut., 3d Infantry, Oct. 31, 1833)

1830,​a — Red River, above Natchitoches,º La., 1830‑31, — and Ft. Towson, I. T., 1831‑33.

Resigned, Mar. 31, 1834.

Civil History. — Lumber Merchant, Havre-de‑Grace, Md., 1833‑47. Planter, San Patricio, Tex., 1847‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861‑66 against the United States.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died at Tilden, Tex., Dec. 30, 1889: Aged 84.

See Annual Association of Graduates U. S. M. A., 1895, for an obituary notice.

Thayer's Note:

a On Oct. 13, 1830, we find him present at the assent of the Yancton and Santie deputations of Sioux to the treaty between the United States and the Sauk and Fox Indians signed earlier that year (First People website).

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