Biography

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George Winston Martin was born in Northern New Hampshire, resided for thirty years in Florida and now calls Western North Carolina home, along with his wife and twin daughters. He is a graduate of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University of Daytona Beach, Florida.  He spent eighteen years as a cast member at Walt Disney World, and has been employed since 1997 by AAA Carolinas.

A lifelong student of the American Civil War, Martin participated in Civil War reenactments for eighteen years, for the most part as a member of the Seventh Florida Infantry (recreated). He participated as an extra in the television shows A Special Friendship and North and South, Book II and the movie Glory.    One son of his great-great-grandfather’s brother was a private in the First Georgia Volunteer Infantry (C.S.A.), while a second son served in the First New Hampshire Heavy Artillery (U.S.A.).  He has spoken about the First Georgia Infantry and its involvement in the Western Virginia campaigns to groups such as the Perry (Georgia) Historical Society, the Monroe County (Georgia) Historical Society, and Sons of Confederate Veterans camps in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina.

Martin’s first book, “I Will Give Them One More Shot: Ramsey’s 1st Regiment Georgia Volunteers,” was the recipient of the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Research Using the Holdings of An Archives,” presented by the Georgia Historical Records Advisory Board (GHRAB).  He has published a novel entitled My Brother, My Friend, My Enemy, about two brothers who find themselves in opposing armies during the War Between The States.