Confederate Decoration or Memorial Day for Samuel H. Neff
June 3rd is Confederate Memorial Day in Tennessee; a day to honor our civil war veterans and to pay homage to the service they gave to save their way of life and their families. Samuel Henry Neff, Private with Co K, 1st Tenn Cavalry, was a young man living in Jefferson County, Tennessee at the start of the war. .
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Samuel Henry Neff Joins the Cavalry
May 1861 | Mossy Creek, Tennessee
Samuel H Neff, also spelled Naff in these records, joined Co. K, 1 (Carter's) Tenessee Cavalry July 1861 at Mossy Creek, Jefferson County, Tennessee. This unit was originally Co A, 3rd Batt'n Tennessee Cavalry.
The Neff family was from Virginia, moving to Jefferson County, in East Tennessee in 183X, before Samuel Henry was born. David was a blacksmith by trade and oral family history reports he owned a fine stable of horses, which he provided to any young man wanting to join the CSA Cavalry.
Oh My, My Horse is KIA
31 Dec 1862 | Battle of Stone River, Tennessee (Murfreesbor, TN)
Sam Henry Neff's horse, valued at two hundred dollars, was apparently killed in action by the enemy at the Battle of Murfreesboro, also known as Battle of Stone River on December 31st, 1862. Sam applied for compensation and his letter was on file with the Rebel War Department. He was granted $200 for his horse.