Northern Duty, Southern Heart

George Proctor Kane’s Civil War

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About the Book

Before the Civil War, George Proctor Kane had been a businessman, thespian, political appointee, philanthropist and militiaman. During the war, as Baltimore’s chief of police, he harbored the divided loyalties familiar to the border states—Southern in his sentiments yet Northern in his allegiances. As the city’s top lawman, he sought to reform Baltimore’s “Mobtown” image. He ensured that president-elect Lincoln, passing through on the way to his inauguration, was not assassinated. He protected Union troops marching to defend Washington, D.C. He was eventually imprisoned as a Southern sympathizer, denied habeas corpus as his captors transferred him from prison to prison. This book recounts Kane’s enigmatic public life before and during the Civil War, his Confederate activities after prison and his return to serve as mayor of Baltimore.

About the Author(s)

H. Leon Greene is a cardiologist living in Bellingham, Washington. As emeritus professor of medicine, he has published two books, authored or co-authored more than 30 book chapters and sections and more than 250 medical scientific articles.

Bibliographic Details

H. Leon Greene
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Bibliographic Info: ca. 45 photos, appendices, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2022
pISBN: 978-1-4766-8961-6
eISBN: 978-1-4766-4795-1
Imprint: McFarland