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Gabriel James Rains

  • Birth 4 Jun 1803 Craven County, North Carolina, USA
  • Death 6 Aug 1881 Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 9253

Brigadier General, Confederate States Army. Graduated West Point in the class of 1827. He had a distinguished career in the US Army until is resignation on July 31,1861. He was brevetted Major for gallantry against the Seminoles and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Colonel of the 5th Infantry on June 5, 1860. On September 23, 1861 Rains was appointed brigadier and assigned a command under D.H. Hill. In the spring of 1862, he created the anti- personnel mine. Gen. Rains became famous for his invention of land mines and anti-ship "torpedoes" (harbor mines).


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9253
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gabriel James Rains (4 Jun 1803–6 Aug 1881), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9253, citing Saint Thaddeus Cemetery, Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .