MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 01/04/1875 - HFSID 33569
Sale Price $216.00
GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX
Paper signed and dated in 1875. He was President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861 and sent this famous order to an American boat less than three months before the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot".
Signature: "John A. Dix/4. Jan. 1875". Pencil notations in unknown hand at top edge and on verso. 5x2¾. As President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury (1861), Dix (1798-1879) telegraphed this famous order to the American cutter Robert McClelland in the port of New Orleans on Jan. 29, 1861, less than three months before the start of the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot". Dix later commanded the Department of Virginia (1862-1863) and the Department of the East (1863-1865). After the Civil War, he was Minister to France (1866-1869) and Governor of New York (1872-1874). The U. S. Army's Fort Dix in New Jersey is named in his honor. Lightly toned and creased. Mounting residue on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.
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