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PLUMLEY, Benjamin Rush, author, born in Newton, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 10 March, 1816 ; died in Galveston, Texas, 9 December, 1887. He was early associated with William Lloyd Garrison in abolition movements, subsequently engaged in literary pursuits, and contributed prose and poetical sketches to the magazines. During the civil war he served on the staff of General John C. Fremont, and subsequently he was on that of General Nathaniel P. Banks. He afterward settled in Galveston, Texas His works in manuscript, to be issued in book-form, include "Kathaleen McKinley, the Kerry Girl," "Rachel Lockwood," "Lays of the Quakers," which appeared in the " Knickerbocker"; and "Oriental Ballads," in the "Atlantic Monthly."
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