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Turner Brigade--Civil War & Reenacting Links

Co. M drills on Fort Scott's 6-pdr. gun in April 2000 ftsct08.jpg 28084 bytes

Co. M drills on Fort Scott's 6-pdr. gun in April 2000.

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CIVILIANS

WHO WAS TURNER ANYWAY?

The Internet has vast resources for the Civil War reenactor. A very few of them are listed below:

Reference

17th Missouri--The Western Turner Regiment Dedicated to the memory of the 17th Missouri Infantry

Library of Congress--Civil War Photographs The definitive source for Civil War photos.

The Geschichtstheatergesellschaft 1848 e. V. A German Living History Society focusing on the European 1848/1849 Revolutions, and the role of "Forty-Eighters" in the American Civil War. The German-American Songbook is especially worthwhile, and also the reprint of the Camp Chase Gazette article about how to portray a German immigrant soldier.

Civil War St. Louis A fascinating review of information about a turbulent time in a divided city, this site presents history from both northern and southern viewpoints.

Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial This website for the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission lists sesquicentennial events in the state and Missouri Civil War history.

The Missouri Civil War Museum A bi-partisan St. Louis group has undertaken a project to create a major museum about the Civil War in Missouri in a historic building in the Jefferson Barracks complex in south St. Louis County.

Missouri's Civil War 1861-2011. Clay Stalter, a graduate student from the University of Missouri-Columbia, has prepared a website about the first year of the 150th anniversary of Missouri's involvement in the Civil War. A good video summary.

The Official Records of the War of the Rebellion is the primary source of Civil War research. Two of the online versions can be found on ehistory.com, which has a transcribed version, and at the Cornell University site, which displays images of the book pages, although it is still searchable.

Disunion by The New York Times "revisits and reconsiders America's most perilous period -- using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded."

Historic newspapers are available to read online in Chronicling America at the Library of Congress.

U.S. Regulars Archive has online versions of key Civil War manuals, including Casey's, Hardee's, Hunt's, Gibbon's, and Cooke's and more.

Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial, website of the Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission.

Illinois Civil War Sesquicentennial, presented by the Illinois Humanities Council.

Fort D Historic Site is the last surviving earthwork fort in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

 

Reenacting in General

Authentic Campaigner An excellent resource for improving your authenticity.

Reenactor.net Not much on Civil War reenacting yet, but promising.

 

Civil War Reenacting Units

Frontier Brigade All Turner units serve under the Frontier Brigade at national events.

1st Federal Division Frontier Brigade serves under the 1st Federal Division at national events.

Trans-Mississippi Brigade, C.S. If you can't bring yourself to go Union, don't miss out on the fun altogether.

 

Sutlers

James Country Mercantile Missouri's largest purveyor of period goods.

Fall Creek Suttlery Fall Creek has a large selection of reenacting supplies.

Cartridges Unlimited. Company M member Mike Watson makes the most authentic replica paper cartridges available today, both blanks and live rounds. Call (314)769-1588.

Civil War Digital Civil War Digital offers “the highest quality, most affordable Civil War Archives the public domain has to offer.” Includes art, photos, maps, sheet music, Godey's, and more.

Civil Warriors North. Turner member Anita Quick offers Union reenactor T-shirt, mugs, caps, etc., at this site. Company G member Matt Bohnert is the image model.

 

Organizations

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Several Turner members with ancestors who served the Union are also SUVCW members.

Missouri Commandery, Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States MOLLUS has considerable reference material on Missouri units.

The National Civil War Artillery Association The source for information on current safety procedures for operating Civil War artillery.

 

Publications

Camp Chase Gazette A long-established magazine for Civil War reenactors.

Civil War Reenactments Illustrated A regional publication, featuring lots of reenactment photos by photographer Ruben Gusman of Kansas City.

 

 

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