The 111th OVI has been a member of the N-SSA for over 30 years. We are the 24th most senior unit in the N-SSA competing in the Northwest Territory (NWT) and based in the greater Toledo, Ohio area. Current members come from Northwest Ohio, Southeast Michigan and Southwest Ohio.
In addition to competing in the N-SSA for over 30 years, the 111th OVI has hosted a skirmish for just as long; most being hosted near Defiance, Ohio. In the early years, the skirmishes were hosted near Tiffin Ohio but in 1965, was moved to Auglaize Village just outside of Defiance. In 1987, the skirmish was moved to its present location at the Defiance County Fraternal Order of Police range. The annual 111th event draws teams from over 5 regions and is one of the larger skirmishes held outside of the nationals; with over 30 teams competing.
The 111th OVI has a rich and varied history. The original 111th was formed in September 1862 with 1050 men under the command of Colonel John R. Bond.
Significant accomplishments during the war include:
More recent achievements of the 111th OVI include:
For further information about the 111th OVI or the Defiance Skirmish, contact:
Keith Davis, Unit Commander
5971 Woodthrush Ln
West Chester, OH 45069
orKathy Kindle, Adjutant