Robert Steven Anderson grew up in York, Pennsylvania where he became immersed in United States history, particularly related to the American Civil War. Anderson has been a Civil War enthusiast all his life.
Living just about an hour from Gettysburg, Anderson has taken many trips to the historical city to learn about and explore one of the largest and significant battle sites of the Civil War as well as where Abraham Lincoln gave his well known speech, the Gettysburg Address. Some of the other major historical sites Robert has had the opportunity to visit at Gettysburg include:
- Pickett’s Charge
- General Robert E Lee’s Headquarters
- Little Round Top
- The Devil’s Den
Developing an early passion for United States history, Robert Steven Anderson excelled in his studies on the subject. In high school, Anderson earned the highest overall grade in his class as well as a top score of 5 on the Advanced Placement Exam, for which he received the AP U.S. History Student of the Year Award.
Continuing his education and expanding his knowledge of history, Robert Steven Anderson attended Villanova University earning his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduating Magna Cum Laude. He then went on to complete his Master’s degree at Villanova, with a concentration on Early American History and United States History.
Since then, Robert Steven Anderson has returned home where he is pursuing a career in writing and education. He now works and volunteers as a history tutor, for young kids, high school and college students, as well as adults with an interest in the topic.
Additionally, Anderson is working on an educational book series for children about the history of the Civil War, describing major Civil War battles, results, and overall significance. He hopes to present the topic in a way that is interesting and fun while still being informative and educational.