Camp McDowell (1865-1865) - Established first as Camp Humbug on 31 May 1865 by Capt. Abner W. Waters, Company F, 1st Oregon Volunteer Infantry. Later moved and renamed Camp McDowell after Maj. Gen. Irvin McDowell, commander of the Military Department of the Pacific. Abandoned 11 Jul 1865 and the troops removed to Fort Walla Walla.
Camp McDowell History
Established to keep an eye on the local Indian population. Active for only six weeks.