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MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - PHOTOGRAPH UNSIGNED - HFSID 174668

GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX 2¼x4 unsigned sepia-toned carte-de-visite bust photo by Sarony of New York of John Adams Dix. He was President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861 and

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GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX 2¼x4 unsigned sepia-toned carte-de-visite bust photo by Sarony of New York of John Adams Dix. 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". Photograph Unsigned. Black ink notations under label and pencil notations on verso, both in unknown hand. B/w sepia-toned, 2¼x3¼ photo on 2¼x4 card with rounded corners. Photo by Sarony of New York. Name label at bottom edge: "Gen. John A. Dix". 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, Dix, who had been a U. S. Senator from New York (1845-1849), was U. S. 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, silvered, creased and bowed. Mounting remnants and paper loss on verso. Otherwise, fine condition.

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