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This collection contains photocopies of personal letters and the service record of James L. Clements, who served in the Confederate States of America (C.S.A.) Army, Company E, Third Arkansas Infantry,1861-1864. Also included are transcriptions of Clements' letters from 1859-1862. Richard P. Jones, donor, transcribed the letters and explained their history. He included footnotes and maps in describing Clements' military career, as well as an index containing the names of members of Company E, Third Arkansas Infantry.

Biographical/Historical Note

James L. Clements was born circa 1838 in Sevier County, Arkansas. He enlisted in the Confederate States of America Army, Company E, Third Arkansas Infantry, in Champagnolle, Arkansas, on June 20, 1861.He was promoted to first sergeant on April 30, 1862, and promoted to third lieutenant on November 7,1862. The Third Arkansas Infantry was assigned to the Texas Brigade, Fields' Division, Longstreet's Corps during 1863. On March 30, 1863, he was promoted to second lieutenant and again promoted to first lieutenant July 30, 1863. Clements then rose in rank to captain on October 13, 1863. Clements was wounded during the Battle of the Wilderness, May 6, 1864, and died May 26, 1864, in Staunton, Virginia.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Virginia





Resource Type



James L. Clements papers, MS.000270


Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

James L. Clements papers, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.


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