MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 3160
Sale Price $216.00
GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX
Card signed by President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury IN 1861. He 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". 3½x2¼ card. 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. Ink stains in upper right corner, which is lightly rounded. Mounting residue on verso (no show-through). Otherwise, fine condition.
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