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Col Alfred Moore Rhett

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Col Alfred Moore Rhett

  • Birth Oct 1829 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1889 Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 12915254

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 Members

Gravesite Details Obit from the New York Times November 13, 1889.

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  • Maintained by: Saratoga
  • Originally Created by: Stonewall
  • Added: 7 Jan 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12915254
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Col Alfred Moore Rhett (Oct 1829–12 Nov 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12915254, citing Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Saratoga (contributor 46965279) .