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.
Martin participated in American Civil War reenactments for eighteen years as a member of the Seventh Florida Infantry (recreated). 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.).
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).