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.