Nebraska Authors

Phil Gottschalk

AKA: Phillip Eugene Gottschalk

Born 1920-12-23 Detroit, MI (USA)

Died 2000-02-12
Columbia, MO (USA)

Places Lived

Detroit, MI
Springfield, IL
Jefferson City, MO
Columbia, MO
Hay Springs, NE
Rushville, NE
Sidney, NE
Lincoln, NE

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Journalism


Civil War History; Missouri -- History; United States History


Bachelor's Degree in History, 1941, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO


Newspaper Owner and Publisher

Places Worked

Ran three newspapers in Western Nebraska between 1946-66:
Sheridan County Star Rushville, NE
Hay Springs News Hay Springs, NE
Sidney Telegraph Sidney, NE
The Daily Tribune Columbia, MO (1966-1986)


Winner of the 1992 Douglas Southall Freeman Award, presented by the Military Order of the Stars and Bars for the best work in Southern History
A section of Nebraska Highway was named in his honor by former Governor Bob Kerrey, 1986


In Deadly Earnest: The Missouri Brigade. 1991.

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