”15th Mass. Infantry.
Edward Franklin Ware.
Mustered in, July 12, 1861.
Died in the service.
Born August 28, 1835, in Oakham, son of Archibald and Caroline Cutler (Cooley) Ware. His father was son of Archibald Ware, who came to Oakham before 1797, when his name appears on the town records.
Edward F. Ware was a shoemaker working at Brookfield when he enlisted, at the age of twenty-six, in Co. F, 15th Mass. The regiment assembled at Camp Scott, August 8; three weeks later was at Poolville, Md., on picket duty on the Potomac River. Here, on September 23, 1861, Edward Ware died, the second man to die in the regiment and the first soldier from Oakham to die in the war.”
Source: Soldiers of Oakham, Massachusetts, by Henry Parks Wright, The Tuttle, Morehead & Taylor Press, New Haven Connecticut, 1914, pages 179-180