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George Washington Rains (1817 – March 21, 1898) was a Confederate States Army officer during the American Civil War and the younger brother of Confederate general Gabriel J. Rains. He was born in North Carolina. The brothers specialized in the creation and use of land mines, torpedoes and booby traps. George was a veteran of the Mexican-American War and had spent time at the United States Military Academy. He died in New York.

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