October 24, 1864
Brig. Gen. James Jay Archer, CSA, dies from deteriorating health developed as a Federal prisoner of war after being captured July 3, 1863 with most of his brigade of Heth’s division at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa. Exchanged, he died in his nation’s capital of Richmond, VA.
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Mentions of This Date at The Siege of Petersburg Online:
- NP: October 26, 1864 Richmond Examiner: Death of General James J. Archer, Oct. 24
- NP: March 4, 1925 Potsdam NY Courier and Freeman: Orlando P. Benson Diary, 92nd NY, Part 4
- OR LI P1: Report of Asst. Surg. Charles Smart, Medical Inspector, II/AotP, October 1-31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #6: Itinerary of the Army of the Potomac and Army of the James, August 1-December 31, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #8: Reports of Major Nathaniel Michler, Acting Chief Engineer, AotP, September 17-November 14, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #14: Report of Brigadier General Henry W. Benham, commanding Eng/AotP and Defenses of City Point, August 1-November 19, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #77: Reports of Bvt. Major General Gershom Mott, commanding 3/II/AotP, Aug 12-19, Sept 10, Oct 1-5 and 24-28, and Dec 6-12, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #100: Reports of Bvt. Brigadier General Robert McAllister, commanding 3/3/II/AotP, Aug 13-20 and 25, Sept 9-10, Oct 1-5 and 24-28, Nov 5, and Dec 7-12, 1864
- OR XLII P1 #362: Reports of Major General Bushrod R. Johnson, commanding Johnson/DNCSV, Aug 2-Dec 31, 1864