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About Alfred Moore Rhett
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.