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O.S.B. Wall  
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Black Phalanx: A History of the United States in the Wars of 1775-1812, 1861-1965

O.S.B. Wall

Description:  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.


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