Camp Watson Cemetery

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Camp Watson Cemetery

Location
Mitchell, Wheeler County, Oregon, USA
Memorials 13 added (77% photographed)

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Cemetery is on private property and absolutely NO admittance is allowed. Information was obtained from and research. One or more burials may have been removed to other locations.

The camp was named for Lieutenant Stephen Watson , who has been removed to Fort Vancouver. With a detachment of 26, he attacked a band of Paulina's men, who lay in wait for them. Watson, two other soldiers, and two scouts were killed on 18 May 1864. Their bodies were brought here for burial about 1866. The Army abandoned this camp in 1869, at which time 6 soldiers and an unknown number of civilians were buried here. Marble markers were erected in 1932.


T12S R23E S36

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GPS Coordinates: 44.48444, -119.89947

  • Added: 2 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Cemetery: #2278166