Who was Turner anyway?

Who was Turner anyway?

Click on this image to find out who Turner was.


Field Musicians Wanted!

A Turner Bugler, 2004

Click on this image to learn about opportunities as a bugler, fifer or drummer with the Turner Brigade.


Enlist in the Turner Brigade

The Union Can and Must Be Preserved!The Turner Brigade Wants You!Death to the Secession Snake!

Members of the Turner Brigade come from all walks of life–professional and blue-collar; urban, suburban, small-town, and rural. We have joined together with a common interest in making the Civil War period come alive, both for our spectators and for ourselves. We have diverse interests within our common interest, as shown by the variety in our companies. We welcome both the experienced reenactor and the raw recruit, and we have enlisted many of each during the last several seasons. We teach, learn, and have fun, safely. We encourage you to look us up at any of the events on our schedule and find out for yourself how you can participate in this exciting hobby with an experienced unit.

Click here to see some of the most recent Turner volunteers.

Click here for an Adobe Acrobat version of a membership application.


For more information, contact any of the following:

2015 Officers of the Association of the Turner Brigade:

Mike Ravetta, President

Steve Allen, Vice President

Lori Allen, Secretary

Patti House, Treasurer



Company K, 1st Missouri Light Artillery:

Capt. Gary Dunakey, Commanding


Company M, 1st Missouri Light Artillery:

Capt. Randy Baehr, Commanding


Company G, 17th Missouri Infantry:

Capt. Greg Zelinske, Commanding


Company E, 1st Missouri Engineers:

Sgt. Scott House


Company C, 5th Missouri Cavalry:

Capt. Emmett Taylor, Commanding


Turner Civilians:

Diane Zelinske, Civilian President