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RHETT, Thomas Grimke, soldier, born in South Carolina about 1825 ; died in Baltimore, Maryland, 28 Jady, 1878. He was graduated at the United States military academy in 1845, assigned to the ordnance corps, and served at Washington arsenal till 1846, when he was transferred to the mounted rifles and ordered to Mexico. He was brevetted captain, 12 October, 1847, for gallantry in the defence of Puebla, and after the war was on frontier duty, becoming captain in 1853, and paymaster, with the rank of major, 7 April, 1858. He resigned on 1 April, 1861, and reported to the provisional Confederate government at Montgomery, but, not receiving the recognition to which he thought himself entitled, returned to his native state, and was commissioned major-general by Gov. Francis W. Pickens. He was chief of staff to General Joseph E. Johnston till June, 1862, when he was ordered to the trans-Mississippi department. After the war General Rhett was colonel of ordnance in the Egyptian army from 1870 till 1873, when he had a paralytic stroke, and resigned. He remained abroad till 1876, but found no relief from his malady.
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