James Ware, M. D., of Lake Charles, was born in Ohio, September 23, 1826, of parents who were natives of Goochland county, Va. He was reared and educated at Columbus, Ohio, and graduated in medicine at Sterling medical college, after which he began the practice at Evergreen, La. In February, 1862, he enlisted as a private in the Sixteenth Louisiana infantry, and in July, 1862, was promoted to surgeon. In this capacity he served with the regiment to the close of the war. Since then he has been in the practice of medicine successively at Evergreen, Marksville and Lake Charles.
SOURCE: Clement Anselm Evans, Editor, Confederate Military History, Vol. 10, p. 618