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Col Alfred Moore Rhett
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Birth: Oct., 1829
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1889
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. 
Family links: 
  Robert Barnwell Rhett (1800 - 1876)
  Elizabeth Washington Burnett Rhett (1809 - 1852)
  Marie Alice Sparks Rhett (1848 - 1918)*
  Anne Rhett Preston (1871 - 1941)*
  Alicia Middleton Rhett Mayberry (1873 - 1950)*
  Marianna Rhett Du Pont (1875 - 1967)*
  Edmund Moore Rhett (1877 - 1918)*
  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
Note: Obit from the New York Times November 13, 1889.
Magnolia Cemetery
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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Deo Vindice, Resurgam
- Eddie Inman
 Added: Apr. 5, 2017
Tomorrow I will remember you and your story in a speech to United Daughters of Confederacy, Grand Prairie, Texas. Rest in peace dear hero. You are gone but not forgotten by a daughter of the south.
- Connie Mize
 Added: Sep. 16, 2016

- bob tarte
 Added: Aug. 24, 2016
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