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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1866

Vol. III

(Born Pa.)

Albert J. Neff

(Ap'd Pa.)


Albert John Neff: Born June 27, 1842, Williamsburg, PA.​a1

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, Sep. 1, 1862, to June 18, 1866, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 2d Cavalry, June 18, 1866.

 p78  Served: on frontier duty at Ft. McPherson, Neb., Nov.‑Dec., 1866, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., June 30 to Aug. 3, 1867, — Ft. D. A. Russell, Dak., to Nov., 1867, — Ft. Laramie, Dak., to June 9, 1868 (leave of absence,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Nov. 1, 1867)

Feb. 21 to May 15, 1868), — Escort duty, to July, 1868, — and Ft. C. F. Smith, Mon.

Died, July 5, 1868, at Ft. C. F. Smith, Mon.: Aged 24.

Buried, Presbyterian Cemetery, Williamsburg, PA.​a2

Thayer's Note:

a1 a2 Lt. Neff's birth data are from his tombstone, q.v. The nicely researched main page at Find-a‑Grave, linked above, also alerts us to his earlier military career, not mentioned in the Register but given in Heitman's Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army, which also gives his middle name: he served in the Union Army during the War between the States, with Company C, 3d Pennsylvania Infantry, from Apr. 20 to July 29, 1861. The same page at Find-a‑Grave also points us to the possible circumstances of his death.

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