Video Charlie Daniels and Clay County,
On February 13, 1866, a group of gunmen carried out the first daylight, peacetime, armed bank robbery in U.S. history, when they held up the Clay County Savings Association, stealing some $60,000 in cash and bonds. The state authorities suspected Archie Clement (Little Archie Clement from Kingsville, Missouri)
|Archibald "Arch" Clement, ruthless leader, 1846-1866 from Johnson County, MO Kingsville|
The robbers escaped with $60,000, and killed a student from William Jewell College, George Wymore. They eventually morphed into what became known as "the James-Younger Gang"