Broadwater, Robert P. 1958–

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Broadwater, Robert P. 1958–


Born June 3, 1958, in Meyersdale, PA; son of Paul W. and Carolyn Broadwater; married Susan McNelis, April 21, 1979 (divorced, February, 2003); children: Kelly C. Cowher. Education: Attended Pennsylvania State University, Altoona Campus, 1976-78; ICS, A.A., 1992; University of Canterbury, B.A., 2006. Politics: Republican. Religion: United Church of Christ.


Home and office—Bellwood, PA. E-mail—[email protected]


Career business administrator and writer. Dixie Dreams Press, Altoona, PA, founder, 2003. Military reenactor; public speaker; tour guide to Civil War sites.


Descendants of Civil War Veterans (charter member; past president), Sons of Confederate Veterans, Kiwanis.


The Bronze and the Granite: Stories and Anecdotes of the Civil War Leaders, Daisy Publishing (Altoona, PA), 1983.

Campfires and Campaigns, Daisy Publishing (Altoona, PA), 1986.

Leaders in Liberty: Stories of the Revolution, Daisy Publishing (Altoona, PA), 1988.

Daughters of the Cause: Women in the Civil War, Daisy Publishing (Altoona, PA), 1996.

Of Men and Muskets: Stories of the Civil War, Burd Street Press (Shippensburg, PA), 1998.

Desperate Deliverance: African Americans in the Civil War, Daisy Publishing (Altoona, PA), 1998.

From beyond the Battlefields: Civil War Side Shows and Little Known Events, Dixie Dreams Press (Altoona, PA), 2003.

Battle of Despair: Bentonville and the North Carolina Campaign, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 2004.

Liberty Belles: Women of the American Revolution, Dixie Dreams Press (Altoona, PA), 2004.

The Battle of Perryville, 1862: Culmination of the Failed Kentucky Campaign, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2005.

The Source Book of the American Revolution, Dixie Dreams Press (Altoona, PA), 2005.

The Battle of Olustee, 1864: The Final Union Attempt to Seize Florida, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2006.

(Editor) Chickamauga, Andersonville, Fort Sumter, and Guard Duty at Home: Four Civil War Diaries by Pennsylvania Soldiers, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2006.

Boy Soldiers and Soldier Boys: Children in the Civil War, Dixie Dreams Press (Altoona, PA), 2006.

American Generals of the Revolutionary War: A Biographical Dictionary, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2007.

Civil War Medal of Honor Recipients: A Complete Illustrated Record, McFarland (Jefferson, NC), 2007.

The Luckiest Regiment in the Army of the Potomac: With Corporal John A. Rhode and the 137th Pennsylvania Infantry from South Mountain through the Gettysburg Campaign, Quaker Hills Press (Lancaster, PA), 2007.

WWII: GI Joe Remembers, Daisy Publishing (Altoona, PA), 2007.

Author of a monthly column on Civil War collectibles for Military Trader, 1998-2005. Contributor of more than one hundred articles to magazines, including Military History Illustrated, World War II, Army, Civil War Times Illustrated, Military Reenactor, Confederate Veteran, and America's Civil War.