People/Characters: George W. Brown

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Charles Darwin: A New Life by John Bowlby
Ellet's Brigade : the strangest outfit of all by Chester G. Hearn
First Blood: Fort Sumter to Bull Run by William C. Davis
Lincoln by David Herbert Donald
The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union by John Lockwood

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  3. Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election that Brought on the Civil War by Douglas R. Egerton (2010)
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  8. From Cape Charles to Cape Fear: The North Atlantic Blockading Squadron during the Civil War (Alabama Fire Ant) by Mr. Robert M. Browning Jr (1993)
  9. Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech (1941)
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  11. The Fall of the House of Dixie: The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South by Bruce Levine (2013)
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Character description

George W. Brown was Mayor of Baltimore at the outbreak of the Civil War.   After rioting broke out when Federal troops were transported through the City, he telegraphed and later met with President Lincoln asking him to ensure that no more troops passed through or near the city.   He claimed that this was because of the dangers of riots, and that the Maryland Militia was only called out for defensive purposes, i.e. to prevent marches through Baltimore, but its willingness to attack Federal troops outside of the City caused his loyalty to the Union to be questioned.

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