Van Buren Rains enrolled in the 17th Infantry on November 24th, 1861. He was mustered in on January 4th, 1862 at Calhoun for a three year enlistment in Company I. Was private till August 24th 1864, the Corporal. He was mustered out with his unit on January 23rd 1865. There are no other comments in the AG Report. His tombstone shows his dates of birth and his marriage to Amanda Jake.
Van Buren Rains Co. I, Joined the 17th Kentucky just after his 16th birthday. In the years following the Civil War, V.B. Rains attended the Universities of Lousville and Nashville. Dr. Rains set up a medical practice in the town of Rosine and spent the rest of his days practicing medicine in that community. He is buried outside of Rosine in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Ohio County. [Barry Goodall]
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