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Searching a picture of Gen. James S. Rains

Discussion in 'Period Civil War Photos & Examinations' started by GELongstreet, Mar 6, 2014.

  1. GELongstreet

    GELongstreet 1st Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    Hey folks,

    I´m searching a picture of James Spencer Rains, who served as a Brigadier in the Missouri State Guard, for wiki. Problem is that in the seldom occasion a picture is provided it is this one

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    but most sources, including the Library of Congress, list it as an early picture of Gabriel J. Rains.

    So does by chance someone has a reliable picture of James Rains at hands?
     
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  3. Custers Luck

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    so far I run into a (Edward) but not Spencer ummmm Ill keep looking
     
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    Custers Luck great find. There is always much on find a grave. One of the first places I check.
     
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    In this image, the uniforms of Kentucky State guards was added.
     
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    yup your right, I should have payed more attention , gees this is a tough one. but I know some one will come along with something for ya!!
     
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    I'm no help. Sorry.
     
  10. Littlestown

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    I've searched and searched and cannot come up with a photo of James S. Rains. However, I have found multiple sources that list the above photo as that of Gabriel James Rains:
    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/cwp2003004448/PP/
    http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/strong_strph17004/
    http://gabrielrains.com/seminole-war-1840/
    http://www.pscwrt.org/in-depth/generals/general-rains.html
    http://ncpedia.org/biography/rains-gabriel-james
    http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=9253
    http://www.amazon.com/New-11x14-Photo-Confederate-Gabriel/dp/B0093TNFWY
    and also wiki
     
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    And there's the problem again.

    Any picturse anybody? Come on folks, you´ve had over a year to search. :wink:
     
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    Both men's findagrave memorials share the same above photo. :help:
     
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    Funny that when you enter the above photo in google image search, it comes back as James S. Rains. But then if you check the sources listed, you see that they are unreliable at best.

    Using Tineye Image search, returns 7 results. 6 of the 7 list Gabriel James Rains. The one source id as James S. Rains is a blog.
     
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    Hey, CL, are you back now? Good to see you!
     

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