COL. OLIVER H. DOCKERY
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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