Orindatus Wall: First Black Man Commissioned as Captain in the Regular Army

Orindatus Simon Bolivar Wall, also known as O.S.B. Wall,  was a businessman, lawyer, and Union Army officer. Wall was born on August 12, 1825, in Rockingham, North Carolina. He was the son of a planter, Stephen Wall, and his slave. Wall and his four siblings were manumitted in 1837 when their father sent them to the […]

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