In August of 1862, local citizens from Cuyahoga, Lorain and Medina Counties volunteered to help preserve the union. Approximately 1,078 officers and soldiers made up the 103rd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
After the war our veterans began having reunions in the 3 counties they came from. In 1888 the reunions officially organized to put on the activities and the reunions turned into week long events, or what we now affectionately call "CAMPWEEK". These reunions have continued since 1888 with out break. A record that no other organization can claim!
In 1907 the regiment incorporated and purchased land in Sheffield Lake, Ohio for the permanent headquarters. This land was purchased so that long after the veterans were gone, their sons & daughters would have a place to return to every year to honor their ancestors.
The first reunion was held at the new camp grounds in 1908 and the photo below was taken of the veterans who attended. Starting with tents, the grounds have changed over the years. Permanent buildings such as a mess hall, dance hall and Barracks have been built. Individual cottages for the families have also been built.
Membership is open to anyone who can prove a lineal descent from any of the soldiers of the 103rd O.V.I.