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POND, George Edward, journalist, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 11 March, 1837. He was graduated at Harvard in 1858, and served in the National army in 1862-'3. From early in 1864 till 1868, and subsequently, he was associate editor of the New York "Army and Navy Journal." He was afterward an editorial writer on the New York "Times," and edited the Philadelphia "Record" from 1870 till 1877. Since the latter date he has been engaged in writing for the press. For nearly ten years he wrote the " Driftwood" essays, which were published in the "Galaxy" magazine under the signature of "Philip Quilibet." They were begun in May, 1868. He contributed the account of the engagement between the "Monitor" and the "Merrimac" to William Swinton's " Twelve Decisive Battles/' and also wrote "The Shenandoah Valley in 1864" (New York, 1883) in the series of " Campaigns of the Civil War."
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