George and Gabriel Rains had a knack for blowing things up during the American Civil War between 1861-1865. They were the Confederacy’s “Bomb Brothers.” Were they fathers of the modern day land mine?
"The Confederacy’s Bomb Brothers,"
Journal of Conventional Weapons Destruction: Vol. 6
, Article 31.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol6/iss1/31