Upon These Steps (Paperback)

Brothers in NC 23rd Regiment

By David C. Reavis

Createspace Independent Publishing Platform, 9781481074476, 174pp.

Publication Date: December 7, 2012

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Note that this is the 1st edition. The 2nd edition is now available. Two brothers are faced with whether or not to join the Confederate Army. One decides to voluntarily enlist, while the other joins only after being drafted. The brothers' episodes reflect the chronicles of the "Granville Rifles," a Company within the NC 23rd Regiment. From the Battle of Bull Run to Sherman's occupation of Raleigh, the plight of each boy gives the reader an insider's glimpse of the war. Left behind on the family farm are their parents and siblings. Relive what a Southern family had to endure during the war years. All major events seem to originate on the home's unique circular rock steps. Soldiers leave for and return from war, slaves are freed, Yankees pay a visit, and suitors come a calling. The epic story of this Southern family is a unique blending of historical fiction with a storyline that reflects the resilience of the human spirit. The book is the result of over 35 years of genealogy research of the author. All characters are based on actual people living during the Civil War, with many events being based on eyewitness accounts as recorded by the soldiers in letters written home.

About the Author

David C. Reavis retired from North Carolina State Government as a Treasury Professional after 36 years of service. Upon his retirement in 2011, Governor Beverly Perdue bestowed upon him the "Order of the Long Leaf Pine," which is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. He has been doing genealogy research on the Reavis Family for over 35 years, maintaining the ReavisHistory.Com website. He grew up in the Reavis Homeplace located in Vance County, NC, built by Samuel Reavis in 1789. He has always appreciated the heritage represented by the generations of Reavises who have lived there, especially during the Civil War. In writing his first historical novel, he was inspired by the resilience of the human spirit demonstrated by his ancestors who endured and survived one of the most horrific periods of America's history. David and his wife Deelane live in Raleigh, NC and have a second home in North Myrtle Beach, SC. Author's Websites: www.UponTheseSteps.com www.ReavisHistory.com