Extracts from the WEEKLY STANDARD (Raleigh, North Carolina)
   Transcribed and Posted by Myrtle Bridges February 22, 2003

December 02, 1862 Issue:. 
We learn that the 38th regiment of volunteers at Camp Mangum, near Raleigh, have chosen their field 
officers, as follows: Capt. William J. Hoke of Lincoln, Colonel; Capt. Oliver h. Dockery, of Richmond, 
Lieutenant Colonel; Capt. Sharpe, of Alexander, Major. These are excellent selections.

January 21, 1863 Issue:
The Wadesboro' Argus stated some days ago, that it was rumored that certain persons in Montgomery 
County, were in favor of reconstruction, and that they had requested that certain men address them in 
public meeting. The last Argus says, "to our utter astonishment, we learn that public sentiment had 
settled upon Hon. Alfred Dockery and O. H. Dockery as the men alluded to." The Argus says that it is 
authorized to say that public sentiment, in this respect, is entirely erroneous.

In this connection, it is proper for us to remark, that for some days the story has been bruited about 
this city, that Gen. A. Dockery as a re-constructionist, but knowing the anxiety of the Destructives to 
injure and malign every man who has been at all identified with the Conservative cause in North Carolina, 
we regarded it as a Destructive falsehood, made of the whole cloth.

So far as our information extends, there are no sounder Southern Conservative men in the State than 
Gen. Dockery and his son, Col. O. H. Dockery. The Colonel has given proof positive of his devotion to 
the cause, and we have no doubt Gen. Dockery has done more for it than many of his malingers. We feel 
called upon to say thus much, in the absence of all direct information from those gentlemen.

June 08, 1864 Issue:. 
We learn that Col. Oliver H. Dockery is a candidate for the Commons in Richmond County. 
Col. Dockery is a gentleman of fine attainments and a Conservative "after the straitest sect." 
His election is certain by a large majority.

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