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Orindatus S. B. Wall
Captain, United States Army
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His private memorial in Section 1 of Arlington National Cemetery simply says:

104th Colored Infantry Volunteers
Born: Rockingham, Richmond County, North Carolina, August 12, 1825
Died: Washington, D.C., April 26, 1891

His wife, Amanda Ann Thomas Wall (1837-1902) is buried with him.

OSB Wall Portrait
Engraving of O.S.B. Wall, an Oberlin, Ohio boot and shoe merchant, recruiter of African American troops in 
Ohio during the Civil War, Captain with the 104th U.S. Colored Infantry Regiment and Quartermaster in the 
Bureau for Freedmen, Refugees, and Abandoned Lands at Charleston, South Carolina. Wall received his 
commission as Captain in the closing months of the Civil War and never saw active field service.



Oberlin could boast of twelve outstanding black political and social leaders. Besides John Mercer Langston, the town's leading lawyer, they were the brothers Henry and Wilson Evans, cabinet makers and upholsterers; John H. Scott, saddler and prize winning harnessmaker; John E. and Henry T. Patterson, both master masons; John Campton, master carpenter; Solomon Grimes, blacksmith; David L. Watson and O.S.B. Wall, bootmakers (Wall would be appointed the Union's first regularly commissioned black captain during the Civil War); John Watson, grocer and confectioner and future member of the school board; and Sabram Cox, prosperous farmer and future member of the Oberlin city council.
WALL, AMANDA W/O O S B 

 DATE OF DEATH: 11/13/1902 
 DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown 
 BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 124-B 
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 
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 UNKNOWN RELATIONSHIP TO VETERAN 
 CAPT 104 USCT 

WALL, O S B
CAPT 104 USC INF
VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
DATE OF DEATH: 04/26/1891
DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 124-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

OSB Wall Gravesite PHOTO
Photograph By M. R. Patterson, October 2002


Updated: 3 November 2000  Updated: 18 August 2001 Updated: 18 October 2002  Updated: 20 July 2003 Updated: 4 September 2004  
Updated: 27 August 2005 Updated: 7 August 2006

OSB Wall Gravesite PHOTO June 2003

OSB Wall Gravesite PHOTO June 2003
Photos By M. R. Patterson, 28 June 2003