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Albert John Neff
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Birth: Jun. 27, 1842
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jul. 5, 1868
Fort Smith
Big Horn County
Montana, USA

Civil War Veteran
1st Lieutenant

Co. C 3rd Pa. Infantry (Private)
Co. A 2nd U.S. Cavalry (1st Lieutenant)

(From book "Soldiers of Blair Co., Pa.
by Floyd G. Hoenstine 1940)


Albert J., a graduate of West Point, (Class of 1866), died at Fort Smith in 1868, aged twenty-seven years.

(Bio ref 1892 Samuel T. Wiley Bio's of Blair county with latest ancestory research corrections.)


Publication Title: Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, from it's Organization, September 29, 1789, to March 2, 1903 by Francis B Heitman, Section: Part II, page 742:

2150 Neff, Albert John. Pa Pa Pvt
C 3 Pa inf 20 April to 29 July 1861; Cadet
M A 1 Sept 1862 (36); 2 lt 2 Cav 18 June
1866; 1 lt 1 Nov 1867; died 5 July 1868


Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U. S. Military Academy from 1802 to 1867 Volume 1, Page 355:

2150...(born Pa.) Albert J. Neff...(ap'd Pa.) ..36
Military History.-Served: on frontier duty at Ft. Laramie, Dak., June 30, to Aug. 3, 1867,-Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to Nov., 1867,-Ft. Laramie, Dak.,
(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1867)
to June 9, 1868 (leave of absence, Feb. 21, to May 15, 1868),-Escort duty to July, 1868,-and Ft. C. F. Smith, Mon., to July 5, 1868.
Died, July 5, 1868, at Ft. C. F. Smith, Mon.: Aged 24.


Fort C. F. Smith was NOT located where present day Fort Smith is located.
Fort C. F. Smith was located on the right bank of the Big Horn River, 8 miles above the mouth of Rotten Grass Creek.
Fort C. F. Smith was only used 1866-1868.


Reference to the diary extracts in "Exactly the Right Place", Hagen:
Captain Templeton scheduled a public sale of fort supplies for June 1, 1868, but changed the date to the 15th, due to insufficient bidders. Partners, Nelson Story and McKenzie, purchased seven mowing machines, a water-powered mill, a steam-powered saw mill, 4,000 pounds of white lead, 10,000 pounds of nails, and several stoves. He left the post with some of his supplies loaded into 27 wagons, arriving at Clark's Fork some 69 miles distant. Along the way Indians attacked his train, and one man was killed. On 17 July he reached the Stillwater. (NOTE: This one man may have been Albert J. Neff...needs to be further researched)

Family links: 
  John Kauffman Neff (1802 - 1876)
  Susanna Huyett Neff (1806 - 1897)
  Abraham Kauffman Neff (1830 - 1849)*
  William Lewis Neff (1832 - 1910)*
  Milton Neff (1834 - 1835)*
  Joseph Huyette Neff (1836 - 1837)*
  Albert John Neff (1842 - 1868)
  Kate Patton Neff Ake (1845 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Presbyterian Cemetery
Blair County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section A, Lot 127
Created by: David M. Myers
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
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Albert John Neff
Added by: David M. Myers
Albert John Neff
Added by: Gina Zeigler-Park
Albert John Neff
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- Bill Thayer (History of West Point)
 Added: Jan. 15, 2014

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