b. Hastings, NY; 1860 US Federal Census, Ava, Jackson Co., IL; [Military Service: 1867 - Company D, U.S. Infantry, Camp Reynolds, Angel Island, CA]; [U.S. Returns from Regular Army Infantry Regiments, 1821-1916 - Charles A. Fonda - Private - Company D - Twenty-Third Infantry - Aug 14 1867 - Pacific Division - May 1 1868 - Warner Lakes, OR - Died from Wounds Received in Action with Indians Apr 28 1868]; [Pvt. Charles A. Fonda was mortally wounded at the skirmish of Otseo's Lodge in April 1868 against hostile Northern Paiute and Shoshone Indians near Warner Lakes, Oregon. Pvt. 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 will be placed at the site near the end of July 2013. A newspaper account describes it as "a little east and south of the stone bridge." The headstone will be placed within 200 yards of the site of the stone bridge, on land that is on the Hart Mountain Antelope Refuge.
Father: Hamilton Giles FONDA b: 1821
Mother: Elizabeth STEELE b: 06 JAN 1811
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