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Archie J "Little Archie" Clements
Birth: Jan. 1, 1846
Stokes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Dec. 13, 1866
Lexington
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Lieutenant, Outlaw. In 1861 Clements joined the Confederate guerillas under CSA Captain William "Bloody Bill" Anderson, and by the time he was 17 became Lieutenant. He was a small man, standing just over five feet tall and weighing about 130 pounds. His slight stature belied his ferocity, as he was known to be an expert pistol shot and fearless under fire. He was often referred to as "Little Archie Clement." He took a prominent role in all major operations of Anderson's unit, including the infamous Lawrence, Kansas raid where approximately 150 men were killed and the town burnt, as well as the Centralia Massacre in which 23 Union soldiers riding a train on furlough were robbed and shot. Upon Anderson's death, he took command of his unit until the Civil War ended. On February 13, 1866, he was thought to have been the leader of the outlaw gang consisting of the James brothers and other fellow guerrillas that held up the Clay County Savings Association in Liberty, Missouri (the first daylight US bank robbery) and also robbed the Alexander Mitchell and Company in Lexington, Missouri. In December 1866, Archie sent word to the military authorities in Lexington, Missouri that he and some men wanted to come into town and register for muster into the Missouri State militia provided they would not be bothered by soldiers. After being informed they would not be molested, he and 26 men rode into town armed to the teeth. They had dinner, drinks, enrolled, and was told to leave town, which they did. A few minutes later Arch and another man returned to the hotel bar. Hearing that he was back in town, Army commander Major Bacon Montgomery sent three men to arrest him. When the soldiers entered the saloon, Archie pulled out his guns and started shooting, ran out the door, and jumped on his horse. and rode off. He was shot down by hidden riflemen shooting out the courthouse windows. (bio by: Ron Mac) 
 
Burial:
Arnold Cemetery
Wellington
Lafayette County
Missouri, USA
Plot: NW corner
 
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Originally Created by: Ron Mac
Record added: Jun 24, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27791667
Archie J Little Archie Clements
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Archie J Little Archie Clements
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- Cyberella1000
 Added: Dec. 28, 2015
Little Archie J. Clements, Happy Belated Birthday! Wishing you Blessing of an Day!!
- Christopher N Cooper
 Added: Jan. 17, 2015
Hey there Little Archie J. Clements, you are not Forgotten my friend! May you Live Life to the fullest!Remembering the area you were Raised up at and let's here for the "Devil's Ridge" and Cass - Johnson Cos. Mo.
- Christopher N Cooper
 Added: Jan. 16, 2015
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