Addison Ware (1894)

“Colonel Addison Ware died of pneumonia in New York City, July 16th, 1894.

Colonel Ware was born in Boston, Mass., February 2″2d, 1835. Received a liberal education at Amherst, and he entered upon his business career in the service of several railroad and transportation companies in the west.

He entered the service as Second Lieutenant of Co. E, 8th Missouri Infantry, December 26th, 1861, and was soon thereafter promoted to First Lieutenant Co. G, and assigned to the staff of General Lew Wallace, with whom he served during the campaigns of Forts Henry and Donelson, at Shiloh and thence to Vicksburg. After the capture of that stronghold he was transferred to the staff of General Giles A. Smith, with whom he remained until the close of the war, taking part in the battles of Mission ridge, the Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea, and the campaign of the Carolines.

Immediately after the surrender of Vicksburg he was promoted to Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General; Major at the close of the Atlanta campaign, and Lieutenant-Colonel just before the close of the war. He was then transferred to the 25th Army Corps which formed a part of the “Army of Observation” on the Rio Grande in Texas. After serving there for a rear, he resigned to accept the position of Inspector of Customs at New York City, which position he retained until his sudden and untimely death.

His remains were interred, July 19th, in Mt. Hope Cemetery, Rochester, N. Y., the services being conducted by his comrades of the Grand Army of which he was a prominent member.

There were few better known or more highly esteemed soldiers in the Army of the Tennessee. He was essentially a member of the “Old Guard.” He was the first Treasurer of our Society and ever a welcome guest at our annual meetings.”

Reference Data:

Report of the Proceedings of the Society of the Army of Tennessee, Vol. 26, by Army of Tennessee, 1895, pages 176-7

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