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Charles A. Fonda
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Birth: 1850
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 30, 1868
Lake County
Oregon, USA

Pvt. Charles A. Fonda was mortally wounded at the skirmish of Otseo's Lodge on April 28, 1868 against hostile Northern Paiute and Shoshone Indians near Warner Lakes, Oregon. Private Fonda was shot in the knee and since his wound was serious, it was decided to amputate his leg in the field. He did not survive the operation, and was almost certainly buried in the field. The site of the skirmish is known, but Fonda's exact burial place is not. A government-issued headstone was placed at the site in July 2013. A newspaper account describes it as "a little east and south of the stone bridge." The headstone was placed within 200 yards of the site of the stone bridge, on land that is on the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge.

(Thanks to John Griffin of Lakeview, Oregon for ordering and placing the military gravestone and Heather VanDomelen for the photos.)
 
 
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 Parents:
  Hamilton Giles Fonda (1821 - 1864)
  Elizabeth Steele Fonda (1811 - 1886)
 
 Sibling:
  Wesley Hamilton Fonda (1848 - 1927)*
  Charles A. Fonda (1850 - 1868)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Stone Bridge
Lakeview
Lake County
Oregon, USA
 
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Feb 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104515209
Charles A. Fonda
Added by: Mark Fonda
 
Charles A. Fonda
Added by: Mark Fonda
 
 
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- Alice Morton
 Added: Sep. 8, 2013
 
 
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