Upon These Steps: Brothers in NC 23rd Regiment (Second Edition)

Upon These Steps: Brothers in NC 23rd Regiment (Second Edition)

by David C Reavis

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Overview

Two brothers are faced with whether or not to join the War for Southern Independence. One decides to voluntarily enlist, while the other joins only after being drafted.

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, Sherman's troops 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 40 years of genealogy research of the author.

This second edition adds another 50 pages of information, incorporating facts learned since the first edition was written in 2012, as well as many more photos and maps. An Afterword section is added to tell "What happened to them."

The first edition received the "2013 Clark Cox Award for Historical Fiction," given by the NC Society of Historians. The second edition received the "2018 John Esten Cooke for Fiction Award," given by The Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781548072636
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 08/04/2017
Pages: 222
Sales rank: 867,212
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.47(d)

About the Author

David C. Reavis has been doing genealogy research on the Reavis Family for over 40 years. 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, since 1789.

David retired from North Carolina State Government as a Treasury Professional after 36 years of service. Upon his retirement in 2011, he was bestowed the "Order of the Long Leaf Pine," which is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina.

After retiring, he wrote the first edition of "Upon These Steps," for which he received the "2013 Clark Cox Award for Historical Fiction," presented by the NC Society of Historians. He received the "2018 John Esten Cooke Award for Fiction" given by The Military Order of the Stars and Bars.

David and his wife Deelane currently live in North Myrtle Beach, SC. They both participate in living history events and enjoy an annual pilgrimage to Gettysburg to attend military balls and to honor their Confederate ancestors.

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