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Lieut Robert Woodward Rhett
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Birth: Jul. 1, 1838
Beaufort
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Jun. 29, 1862
Mechanicsville
Hanover County
Virginia, USA

Lieutenant Robert Woodward Rhett, CSA was born to the famous South Carolina politician and Charleston Mercury newspaper owner Robert Barnwell (Smith) Rhett and Mrs. Elizabeth Washington Burnett Rhett. Although, undoubtedly, named after another South Carolina politician and his father's law partner and second cousin, Robert Woodward Barnwell, there appears to be very little documentation of Rhett's short life. Born in Beaufort, South Carolina on July 1st, 1838, Rhett was the sixth sibling of eleven children born to his parents. Shortly after the breakout of the war, in July 1861, the twenty-three year old Rhett was appointed to the rank of second lieutenant where he served in South Carolina 1st Infantry Regiment (Maxcy Gregg's), Company I (Richardson's Guards). Sadly, during the Battle of Cold Harbor, Lieutenant Rhett was mortally wounded on July 27th, 1862 and succumbed to his wounds on July 29th, 1862. Please visit http://www.researchonline.net/sccw/unit95.htm and to view facts, figures, movement, and history of Lieutenant Rhett's unit. Also noteworthy, Lieutenant Rhett was the younger brother of two artillery officers: Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Moore Rhett, CSA and Captain Andrew Burnet Rhett, CSA. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Washington Burnett Rhett (1809 - 1852)
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Barnwell Rhett (1828 - 1905)*
  Alfred Moore Rhett (1829 - 1889)*
  Andrew Burnet Rhett (1833 - 1879)*
  Robert Woodward Rhett (1838 - 1862)
  Elise Rhett Lewis (1841 - 1927)*
  Josephine Horton Rhett Bacot (1859 - 1932)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Vohn G. Busby
Originally Created by: Saratoga
Record added: Jul 23, 2010
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Lieut Robert Woodward Rhett
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peace be with you
- leandra
 Added: May. 8, 2014
Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice to our beloved South, Lieutenant Rhett. DEO VINDICE!
- Vohn G. Busby
 Added: Mar. 13, 2011
 
 
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