Name: Eldert Raymond FONDA
Given Name: Eldert Raymond
Death: 22 JUL 1864
Note: b. Watertown, MA; 1840 US Federal Census, Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., NY (household of A C Funda (Eldert C Fonda) - 2 adults, 3 children under 10); 1850 & 1860 US Federal Census, Edinburgh, Saratoga Co., NY; 1850 US Federal Census, Vergennes, Addison Co., VT (household of Isaac I. Fonda and JuliaAnn Gage - Raymond Fonda, age 13); 1860 US Federal Census, Vergennes, Addison Co., VT (household of Amos B. Gage and Susan M. Fonda - E. Ransom Fonda, age 23); bur. John Fonda Lot (lot 3, sec 37), Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co., NY - John Fonda was the brother of Susan Fonda whom he lived with in VT; o. Mechanic; E. Raymond Fonda; Sgt.-Maj. Civil War; mortally wounded at the Battle of Chesterfield Heights, VA on May 7th, 1864; born in Watertown, Mass., but resided in Cohoes, Albany county, when he enlisted in Co. H. He was a mechanic by trade, and twenty-four years of age. Besides the hard service seen in the 115th NY Infantry ("The Iron Hearted Regiment"), he served his country three months in the 1st VT Infantry, early in the war. His father had been in the employ of the government for nearly forty years; a younger brother held the position of sergeant in the regular army, and Raymond himself had been familiar with military operations from his youth up, so that he was a finished and well drilled soldier. Possessed of a brave and resolute will, he was a good soldier. Blest with a kind and loving heart, he won many friends. Pleasant and amiable to both officers and men, he was highly respected. His military career was without a single blot, and he died a true patriot and esteemed by all who knew him. The battle of Chesterfield Heights, Va., was his last battle with the rebels. The regiment was lying behind a bank of earth, firing at the rebels, and Raymond refused to lie down with the rest, but kept walking along the lines while the bloody conflict was progressing, making his person a mark for the enemy's bullets. Suddenly he sang out to the commanding officer, "Major, we are flanked right and left!" And sure enough we were flanked, and many brave men shed their blood before we cut our way out. Among the first to fall was E. Raymond Fonda, and two frightful wounds sent out streams of blood. The soldiers carried his bleeding form from the field, and in due time he reached the city of NY. After many weeks of suffering he died in the arms of his friends; o. Civil War Service: 1). E Raymond Fonda; Vergennes, Vermont; enlisted as a Private on 02-May-1861; enlisted in Co.G, 1st Infantry Regiment Vermont on 09-May-1861; mustered out Co.G, 1st Infantry Regiment Vermont on 15-Aug-1861 in Bradtleboro, VT; 2). E Raymond Fonda; enlisted as a Private on 21-Jul-1862 at the age of 24; enlisted in Co.H, 115th Infantry Regiment New York on 01-Aug-1862; POW on 15-Sep-1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA; paroled on 16-Sep-1862 at Harper's Ferry, VA; promoted to Full Sergeant MAJ on 16-Oct-1862; wounded on 07-May-1864 at Chester Station, VA; died of wounds Co.H, 115th Infantry Regiment New York on 22-Jul-1864 in New York, NY (Ladies Home Hospital); DAR Library, GRC National Index: Fonda, E Raymond, State IL, Series/Vol s1 v10, Page 175; [R035b] Family, Bible, Church and Cemetery Records; http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/115thInf/115thInfIronHeartedChapter8.htm >> www.fonda.org <<
Father: Eldert Cornelius FONDA b: 16 NOV 1800
Mother: Marietta b: 1805
Father: Isaac I. FONDA b: 10 JAN 1802
Mother: JuliaAnn Noble GAGE b: 15 DEC 1810
Father: Amos Barnum GAGE b: 04 APR 1821
Mother: Susan M. FONDA b: 04 APR 1821
- Title: Family, Bible, Church and Cemetery Records
Fonda Burial Plot, Town of Colonie, Albany Co., NY; from the records of Albany Rural Cemetery, copied August 1927, by Wm. B. Cook Jr for the Cohoes Historical Society, presented to the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Publication: Morgan Co., IL
Publisher: NSDAR Library, Illinois D. A. R.
Publication Date: 1928
Author: Mrs. Henry W. English, Librarian