Robert Ware – Union Surgeon
Born: September 2, 1833, in Boston, Massachusetts
Served: Sanitary Commission, 1861 to 1862, Surgeon, 44th Massachusetts, 1862 to 1863
Died: April 10, 1863, outside Washington, North Carolina
Ware, the son of a well-known Boston surgeon, graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1856. He volunteered with the Sanitary Commission at the start of the war, and joined the 44th Massachusetts as a Surgeon in 1862. Ware died of pneumonia while serving in North Carolina, most likely brought on by overwork. His colleagues mourned the loss of this young and dedicated surgeon.