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Col Alfred Moore Rhett
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Birth: Oct., 1829
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1889
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA

Colonel Alfred Rhett, son of ex-United States and Confederate States Senator R. Barnwell Rhett, died at Charleston, S.C. yesterday in the sixtieth year of his age of congestive chills. He was graduated at Harvard, was a Colonel in the Confederate Army, and commanded Fort Sumter when it was unsuccessfully attacked by the monitor fleet, and until 1863, when it ceased to be an artillery post of importance. He was a well known duelist. The most noted affair in which he was engaged was a fatal duel in 1863 with Colonel Ransom Calhoun of South Caroline. After the war he was Chief of Police of Charleston, and at critical political junctures was appointed by Govs. Hampton and Simpson, as State Constable. He was a brother of R. Barnwell Rhett Jr., at one time editor of the Charleston Mercuty, and later of the New Orleans Picayune. At the time of his death Colonel Rhett was a Trial Justice and rice planter.

Husband of Marie Alice Sparks. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Washington Burnett Rhett (1809 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Marie Alice Sparks Rhett (1848 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Anne Rhett Preston (1871 - 1941)*
  Alicia Middleton Rhett Mayberry (1873 - 1950)*
  Edmund Moore Rhett (1877 - 1918)*
 
 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)*
  Sarah Taylor Rhett Roman (1844 - 1921)*
  Claudine Rhett (1846 - 1929)*
  Ann Barnwell Rhett (1849 - 1861)*
  Josephine Horton Rhett Bacot (1859 - 1932)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Obit from the New York Times November 13, 1889.
 
Burial:
Magnolia Cemetery
Charleston
Charleston County
South Carolina, USA
 
Maintained by: Saratoga
Originally Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Jan 07, 2006
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Col Alfred Moore Rhett
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Rest in Peace.
- A fellow southerner
 Added: Nov. 13, 2015

- South Carolinian
 Added: Sep. 5, 2015
Your sacrifice has not been forgotten!
- Martha Reid 19 UDC
 Added: Aug. 20, 2015
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