| Southern Victory |
POD: September 10, 1862
|Appearance(s):|| The Grapple;|
In at the Death
|Type of Appearance:||Direct|
|Date of Birth:||Late 19th century|
|Military Branch:||United States Army (Second Great War)|
Hubert Rhodes was a captain in the United States Army during the Second Great War. He commanded Chester Martin's regiment from 1943 through the end of the war, replacing two COs. He was part of General Irving Morrell's offensive into the heart of the Confederate States.
Rhodes was a tested and hardened soldier. When a soldier named Don was killed by bushwhackers in Tennessee, Rhodes agreed to Chester Martin's plan to take hostages from nearby Woodbury. Rhodes gave the order for the hostages to be executed when the bushwhackers did not come forward.
In the last days of the war, Lt. Boris Lavochkin became a platoon leader in Rhodes' regiment. Both Rhodes and Martin were unnerved by Lavochkin's sheer brutality and destructive drives. Towards the end of the war, Rhodes began making a conscious effort to rein Lavochkin in, keeping Lavochkin from charging into Charleston, South Carolina in advance of a superbomb attack on the city.
When the war ended, Rhodes informed Martin that because he was a noncom over the age of 50, he could request a discharge. Rhodes promised that if Lavochkin made it hard on Martin, he would intervene. Happily, it didn't come to that.