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. In a consulting capacity he continues to function as the "E-Commerce Subject Matter Expert" for the University of North Carolina System.
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.
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Upon These Steps
by David Reavis
Published: January 15, 2013
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 boys' plight gives the reader an insider’s glimpse of the war.
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