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Thomas P. Dockery
Birth: Dec. 18, 1833
Death: Feb. 27, 1898

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the onset of the Civil War, he assumed the command as Colonel of the 5th Infantry Regiment, Arkansas State Troops and led his regiment at the Battle Wilson's Creek, in August 1861. After that regiment was disbanded, he became Colonel of the 19th Arkansas Infantry Regiment. He led the 19th Arkansas at Corinth in 1862, at Champion Hill and Big Black River Bridge, in May 1863. After participating in the defense of Vicksburg, Mississippi, he was captured and released on a prisoner exchange in July 1863. He was commissioned Brigadier General in August 1863, returned to Arkansas and assumed command of a brigade. His troops attacked numerous Federal Corps in the rear guard of Arkansas until he surrendered his forces in the spring of 1865. Having lost his property in the war, he turned to civil engineering, promoted the construction of railroads securing lands and subscriptions totaling $2 million for the construction of a line from St. Louis Missouri, to the Gulf of Mexico. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Dockery (1806 - 1860)
  Ann D Mask Dockery (1810 - 1864)
 
 Children:
  Nydia Dockery Forman (1860 - 1911)*
  Octavia Dockery (1865 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas P. Dockery (1833 - 1898)
  Mary Ann Dockery Gantt Browning (1839 - 1938)*
  Benjamin Alfred Dockery (1855 - 1904)*
 
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Burial:
Natchez City Cemetery
Natchez
Adams County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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Thomas P. Dockery
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