Who was Turner anyway?

Who was Turner anyway?

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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.


Turners at Leasburg, MO, 2011

Turners fight on the retreat to Leasburg, MO, 2011.

Civil War reenacting is an exciting and rewarding hobby. The Turner Brigade is a reenactor organization that portrays infantry, artillery, cavalry, and engineer units of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period. We are a family-oriented group, with members from all around the St. Louis metropolitan area and beyond. Our group is affiliated with and active in the Missouri Civil War Reenactors Association, the regional reenactors’ group. For national events, all of our military units are affiliated with the Frontier Brigade, 1st Federal Division.

Turner Brigade at 2019 Spring Drill

Members of the Turner Brigade form at Spring Drill at the Battle of Pilot Knob State Historic Site In Pilot Knob, MO, in April 2019.

Turners at Shiloh, TN, 2012

Turners at 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Shiloh, TN, 2012

Turners in the St. Louis Veterans' Day Parade, 2010.

Turners march in the Downtown St. Louis Veterans’ Day Parade, 2010

Turners at Band Concert, 2011

Company M demonstrates artillery drill at the Compton Heights Band Concert in Tower Grove Park, 2011

We participate in battle reenactments and living history events throughout Missouri and in adjoining states. We also participate in other kinds of events, such as memorial services, parades, Boy Scout camporees, and band concerts performing the 1812 Overture. Our commissioned and non-commissioned officers have many years’ experience in the hobby and will work with you in getting started. Our multiple units permit our members to learn and experience several period military disciplines.If you have seen Civil War reenactments and thought about participating, or if you are a student of Civil War history and wish you could relive some of it yourself and share it better with others, then contact: Randy Baehr, Membership Committee.

Turners at ScoutQuest 100, 2010

Company G drills Boy Scouts at ScoutQuest 100 in Forest Park, 2010