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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1848

Vol. II

(Born S. C.)

Thomas S. Rhett

(Ap'd at Large)


Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1844, to July 1, 1848, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1848.

 p353  Served: in garrison at Ft. Monroe, Va., 1848, — Ft. Pickens, Fla., 1848‑49, — Baton Rouge, La., 1849, — Ft. Monroe, Va., 1849, — Ft. McHenry,

(Second Lieut., 2d Artillery, Apr. 15, 1849)

Md., 1849‑51, — and Ft. Monroe, Va., 1851‑52, 1852‑53; in

(First Lieut., 2d Artillery, May 10, 1853)

Florida Hostilities against the Seminole Indians, 1853‑54; and on leave of absence, 1854‑55.

Resigned, Feb. 20, 1855.

Civil History. — Clerk in the Union Bank of Maryland, Baltimore, Md., 1855‑61.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Unknown, nothing authentic having been received.

[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Vol. IV
Died Dec. 23, 1893, at Washington, D. C.: Aged 67.

Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record: according to the Southern Historical Society Papers he was made Colonel in 1861 and commanded the defenses of Richmond, and also served as Inspector of Ordnance in the Ordnance Bureau.

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