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.

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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
  •  C/O DIRECTOR ARLINGTON, VA 22111-0000
    (703) 607-8000
  •  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

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