John Bailey was born in Charleston, S. C., moved to Georgia when he was twelve, graduated from Villa Rica High School and attended West Georgia College. He is married to Elaine, has two children, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.
John has been published in The Civil War Times, The Virginia Country Magazine and Military Images. He was the Historical Editor of Looking Good Douglas County Magazine. John has spoken to groups on the Civil War and Native American History for over thirty years. At the Villa Rica Gold Mine Museum, he volunteers, giving tours and demonstrating gold panning. His hobbies are flintnapping and metal detecting.