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 Charles A. Fonda

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Charles A. Fonda

  • Birth 1850 New York, USA
  • Death 30 Apr 1868 Lake County, Oregon, USA
  • Burial Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon, USA
  • Memorial ID 104515209

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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  • Created by: Mark Fonda
  • Added: 2 Feb 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 104515209
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles A. Fonda (1850–30 Apr 1868), Find A Grave Memorial no. 104515209, citing Stone Bridge, Lakeview, Lake County, Oregon, USA ; Maintained by Mark Fonda (contributor 46845756) .