AfriGeneas Military Research Forum
USCT soldier OSB Wall
I am exploring the possibility of writing an article for a major genealogical publication on Isabel Wall, the daughter of Stephen R. Wall, and the grand daughter of O.S.B. Wall, who attained the rank of major in the USC Infantry, served with the 104th regiment, and is buried in Arlington. O.S.B.'s sister was the wife of John Mercer Langston who served in the U.S. Congress from Virginia, in addition to other lofty career positions. The Wall family came out of NC and migrated to Ohio, living in Lorain County. The future Mrs. O.S.B. Wall attended Oberlin College. Major Wall lived in DC with his family til his death in the late 1800s. I have found OSB on the Arlington Cemetery website, as well as in the CW Pension Index and will visit the cemetery and the archives on a trip to DC in October. If anyone knows living descendants of this family, or of anything that has been written about them, I would appreciate hearing from you. I am somewhat of a novice when it comes to military research.