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Today in the Petersburg Campaign: October 24, 1864

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.

Note: All “Today In The Petersburg Campaign” blog entries are used with permission from Ronald A. Mosocco’s Chronological Tracking of the American Civil War per the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. Order the book HERE.

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