Oliver B. Warwick
18th US Inf, San Antonio, Texas, 1898
Photo and Identification by Scott Slaten
  • Acting Major / Battalion-Commander of 3rd Bn 18th U.S. Infantry
  • Killed in action in Passi, Iloilo on Nov 26 1899
  • Warwick Barracks in Cebu, previously Camp Warwick, both named after him

    MANILA. (Received December 1, 1899-2.34 a. m.)

    ADJUTANT-GENERAL, Washington:

    Hughes reports from central Panay that Iloilo Province one-third island cleared of insurgents; by forced marches with two battalions from Lambunao, by way of Calinog, he obliged enemy to fight at Pavia on 26th instant, and drove him, with loss, to the mountains in detached bodies, capturing 10 fieldpieces, of which 2 breechloaders, also 9 rifles, and several thousand rounds small ammunition. Hughes' casualties, Captain Warwick, Eighteenth Infantry, and Private Daniel W. Humphreys, K, Eighteenth Infantry, killed; he reports his troops in excellent health; is now converting wheel into pack transportation for purpose of entering mountains; expected that he will pass on to Capiz, northern coast of island. Dispatches from Lawton indicate Bayombong captured, 28th instant; both trails over mountains impracticable for wheel transportation of any kind; troops have subsisted on rice, and scant supply of that. MacArthur's troops have had several minor engagements, capturing men and rifles. Bell's capture in mountains includes 14 modern guns, all in good condition. Over 50 pieces of artillery captured by troops of corps in last three weeks. Oregon brought in 106 Spanish prisoners from Vigan yesterday; 94 received by rail previous evening. Young, with three troops cavalry and March's battalion Thirty-third Infantry, should have reached Vigan yesterday.


    Otis, Dec 1 1899, 0234am, Movements, Casualties


    Captain Oliver B. Warwick
    18TH U. S. INFANTRY.

    Capt. Oliver B. Warwick was killed in action in Central Panay, P. I. He was born in Alabama, entered West Point in 1868, but left before graduation; was appointed 2d Lieutenant, 18th Infantry, in 1873, and attained a captaincy in 1892. During that period he saw much service on the frontiers. He left New Orleans in May, 1898, for the Philippines to meet his fate in battle. He was unmarried, but leaves two sisters and a niece.

    Journal of the Military Service Institution of the United States, Volume 26
    By Military Service Institution of the United States

    Alabamian Slain at Manila.

    Huntsville, Ala., Dec. 2.—Captain Oliver B. Warwick of the Eighteenth United States infantry, reported killed in the Philippine islands, was a native of Huntsville. He was a son of George W. Warwick, a pioneer citizen of Huntsville. Captain Warwick was appointed to the West Point academy by Judge Peter M. Dox, congressman from the Eighth Alabama distriot, in 1870, and graduated near the head of his class in 1874. He was as signed to the infantry arm of the service and spent the greater portion of his time with the Eighteenth infantry in the western states.

    The Sandersville herald. (Sandersville, Ga.) 1872-1909, December 07, 1899, Image 4

    Oliver B. Warwick (third from left)
    18th U.S. Infantry Regiment, San Antonio, Texas, 1898
    Photo and Identification by Scott Slaten


    WASHINGTON, December 4, 1905.

    I. The military post in the city of Cebu, Island of Cebu, Philippine Islands, now known as Camp Warwick, is designated and will hereafter be known as Warwick Barracks, in honor of the late Captain Oliver B. Warwick, 18th Infantry, who was killed in action on November 26, 1899, at Passi, Island of Panay, Philippine Islands.

    [1070596, M.S.O.]

    II. Paragraph II, General Orders, No. 122, War Department, July 13, 1904, is hereby modified so as to permit the artillery serving in the United States to wear the new pattern cloth chevron on the old pattern full-dress uniform dress coat.

    [1055766, M.S.O.]


    J. C. BATES,
    Major General, Acting Chief of Staff.

    The Military Secretary.

    Bates, Dec 4 1905, Warwick Barracks

    Postcard. Warwick Barracks (formerly used by the Spanish Troops), Cebu, Island of Cebu, Philippines
    Photo by Scott Slaten

    Warwick Barracks, Cebu

    Warwick Barracks (foreground)

    Taken during the visit to Cebu of Governor Forbes in 1906. U.S. soldiers billered in Warwick Barracks (foreground) tendered a parade-in-review in the spacious Plaza Washington. On the background is the tall smokestack of the Bryan and Landon Electric Plant. This could be seen miles out at sea.

    Description taken from " Cebu City--Then and Now " The Republic News (April 13, 1966)


    Warwick Monument, Cebu

    CAMP NO. 8

    Organized in Iloilo, August 31, 1904, was named in honor of Captain Oliver B. Warwick of the 18th U. S. Infantry, who was killed while leading his battalion at Passi, Panay, November 26, 1899. It is one of the strong Camps of the organization, and one that has done much for the American community in Iloilo, especially in the securing of an American cemetery, and its maintenance and decoration.

    The American Press in Manila


    Battery Warwick, Captain Oliver B. Warwick, Infantry (KIA, Pasig, Philippines 1899)


    MOORESVILLE CHAPTER has secured from the U. S. Government a marker for the grave of Oliver B. Warwick, who served as Lieutenant and Captain in the 18th U. S. Infantry and was killed in the Philippines. His body was brought back to Alabama for interment, and as he left no descendants the chapter is undertaking this bit of patriotic work in honor of a man who gave his all for America!

    The Minute Man
    Official Bulletin, National Society Sons of American Revolution
    Volume XXII, December, 1927, Number 3, Page 411

    Cards have been received here announcing the marriage of Miss Lila G. Warwick, formerly of this city, to Mr. Herbert A. Brown, at Maniia, Phillippine Islands. Miss Warwick is a sister of the late Maj Oliver B. Warwick, who was killed in the Philippines, and left this city two or three years ago to go to the islands as a teacher in the employ of the United States Government.

    The Morning Mercury, Huntsville, Alabama, 31 Aug 1904, Wed, Page 4


    (3) Nancy McCrary Woodroof, born June 2, 1859, at Mooresville, Alabama, died December 27th, 1887; married October 1st, 1884 to Oliver B. Warwick of Huntsville. He was a graduate of West Point Military Academy and served as 2nd Lieut., 1st Lieut, and Captain in 18th Inf. U. S. A. Killed in action near Passi, Panay, Philippine Islands November 26, 1899. No children.

    Tyler's Quarterly, Historical and Genealogical Magazine
    Also in Genealogies of Virginia Families, taken from Tyler's Quarterly, Historical and Genealogical Magazine

    Oliver B. Warwick, a worthy son of Geo. H. Warwick, of this city, we are glad to learn, has been promoted from a second to a first lieutenancy in the U. S. Army.

    The Huntsville Weekly Democrat, Huntsville, AL, April 5 1882, Page 3, PERSONAL MENTION


    CPT Oliver Barnette Warwick

    Birth: Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
    Death: 26 Nov 1899, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
    Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama, USA
    Plot: Block 11, Row 5
    Alabama Capt., 18 U.S. Inf.
    Spouse: Nannie B Woodroof Warwick, 1859–1887 (m. 1884)

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