“In June, 1862 came the news of the death of Lieut. James H. Ware of the Columbus Guards. He was one of the most popular young men of the community. He fell near Richmond, Virginia.
The dispatch sent to Dr. R. A. Ware, his father, by Roswell Ellis, captain of the company stated:
‘Dr. R. A. Ware: Your son, James, was killed last evening in gallantly charging the enemy’s works. His body will be recovered, if possible. His last words to his Colonel were: [Tell my mother I have fallen in the discharge of my duty, and die happy]. Dr. Ellison writes particulars today.”
Source: A History of Columbus, Georgia 1828 – 1928. By Nancy Telfair. page 128
Pat Coyle Record added: Sep 11, 2011