The 103rd O.V.I. Museum celebrates the lives and service of the soldiers serving the Union during the Civil War.
The 103rd O.V.I. Memorial Foundation houses, preserves, and displays our Civil War relics and artifacts.
Everything within our museum has been inherited, collected by, or donated to the descendants of the men from the 103rd regiment. These artifacts are from the 103rd regiment who served during those fateful years.
The Museum itself is a historical landmark. The building was funded and built by four member George Ellsasser, Co. G; George B. Ford, Co. D, Andrew Dillon, Co. D; and Jacob Nodine, Co. C. After the building was completed it was named "Elfordilno" in honor of these men. It was used by 103rd O.V.I. Civil War Veterans to serve as a barracks during the reunions. In the 1970’s the structure was completely restored and became the permanent home for the Museum and its artifacts.
The Museum is open by appointment only. To make inquiries, schedule an educational program, or arrange a tour, please contact us.
The 103rd Library, Bookshelf Built By Member
Bullets and Musket Balls Brought Back From War
View Of Display Cases
Cannon Balls From The Civil War
The 103rd O.V.I. Marching Drum
Detail of 103rd O.V.I. Drum
103rd O.V.I. Marching Flute
Veterans Eye Glasses From The Civil War
Personal Affects Of 103rd O.V.I. Soldiers
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