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 Gabriel James Rains

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Gabriel James Rains Famous memorial

Birth
Craven County, North Carolina, USA
Death
6 Aug 1881 (aged 78)
Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Burial
Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID
9253 View Source

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).

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: 10 May 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 9253
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/9253/gabriel-james-rains: accessed ), memorial page for Gabriel James Rains (4 Jun 1803–6 Aug 1881), Find a Grave Memorial ID 9253, citing Saint Thaddeus Cemetery, Aiken, Aiken County, South Carolina, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .