Reviews for “I Will Give Them One More Shot”

“George Martin’s history of the first of the 1st Georgia Infantry regiments (ten different units bore the title) is a solid contribution to regimental studies. It is as well a fitting tribute to a Confederate force whose campaigning life lasted less than a year. . . . This will be the definitive study of a short-lived but gallant regiment that, giving its best, suffered more deaths from disease than from combat.”

— “COFFMAN: Going Back the Way They Came (2011) & MARTIN: I Will Give Them One More Shot (2011),” Dr. James I. Robertson, Civil War Monitor Online Magazine, November 9, 2011.

“George Winston Martin’s “I Will Give Them One More Shot”: Ramsey’s 1st Regiment Georgia Volunteers is a comprehensive, well-written account of the 1861 campaign in what is now West Virginia. . . . In resurrecting the forgotten history of this one-year regiment, he has skillfully filled a niche in Civil War research. . . . This well-written book goes beyond the realm of local history and belongs on the Civil War student’s shelf.”

— “Books On Two Units From Georgia,” John Michael Priest, Civil War News, August, 2011.

“Martin is a lifelong Civil War buff, and his history of the 1st Regiment Georgia Volunteers provides a fascinating picture of military life in the Confederate army. Martin’s research for this text reflects his interest not only in tracing his own genealogical roots in this regiment, but also in telling the stories of all the men who served with the 1st Georgia Volunteers. Over 40 pages of portraits, b&w photos of important locations, and line-drawn maps of operations and encampments are included at the beginning of the text and give the reader a clear impression of the faces and sites discussed throughout the book. Primary sources such as letters and diaries are quoted extensively throughout, and Martin’s analysis places the firsthand stories in a larger context. Rich with detail and interesting historical information, this text will be a compelling read for other Civil War aficionados or those interested in American military history.” (Annotation ©2011 Book News Inc. Portland, OR)

— Book News, Inc,, April, 2011.

“If it wasn’t for bad luck, Ramsey’s 1st Regiment Georgia Volunteers would have no luck at all. This book is a ‘must have’ for your Confederate library. This book tells what the southern soldier had to endure to protect country, family, and home. This book has a “WOW! +” rating.”

— Lone Star Book Review, Ed Porter, March, 2011, pages 15 & 16.

I Will Give Them One More Shot is a well researched and satisfyingly full featured history of a short lived Georgia regiment. In its military historical capacity, this unit study is also a valuable contribution to the literature of the 1861 battles and campaigns in western Virginia.”

— “Civil War Books and Authors” blog, Andrew Wagenhoffer, February 16, 2011.