Major General John A. Dix Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX
Born: July 24, 1798 in Boscawen, New Hampshire
Died: April 21, 1879 in New York City, New York
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As Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861, JOHN ADAMS DIX (1798-1879) telegraphed this message on the evening of Jan. 29, 1861, less than three months before the outbreak of the Civil War, in an attempt to retain control of the cutter Robert McClellan, then lying in the port of New Orleans. The sympathies of the cutter force were divided between the North and the South. A former U.S. Senator from New York (1845-1849), 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.
  • 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".

    Sale Price $252.00

    $280.00

  • Signature of the politician and distinguished Civil War General. 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".

    Sale Price $234.00

    $260.00

  • 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".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • Card signed and dated in 1875. He was President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861 and Dix 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".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • Card signed and dated in 1874. 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".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • Card signed and dated in 1873. 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".

    Sale Price $270.00

    $300.00

  • He pens this letter of congratulations from Philadelphia in 1857. 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • He pens this letter in 1846, while he was U. S. Senator from New York, in 1846. In it, he asks for documentation on why someone refused to take an oath and that he can't help the recipient get a position that he wants. Dix 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • He pens this letter in 1833, while New York State's secretary of state, to say that he couldn't fulfill an order for the state's Revised Statutes. 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • He pens this letter in 1833 regarding a state mortgage question on a piece of property in New York City. 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • He pens this war-dated letter letter from Baltimore in 1862 to say that his son was in possession of a paper that the recipient was interested in. He sent this famous order to an American boat less as Secretary of the Treasury than three months before the American Civil War: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861, pens this letter to Erastus Corning, president of the New York Central Railroad, regarding three horses that he was shipping on that railroad. Dix 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • John Adams Dix wrote this letter in 1857 regarding a case of mistaken identity in 1857. 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • He pens this letter of introduction to the author, naturalist and U. S. Minister to Italy George Perkins Marsh on his monogrammed stationery in 1875. Dix 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIX War-dated letter as Commanding General of the Department of the East (1864) Autograph Letter signed: "John A. Dix", 5 x 6, attached to paper backing of same size. New York City, 1864 December 16.

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • He pens this letter to Secretary of the Navy James K. Paulding in 1838 to recommend that a young friend of his be promoted to midshipman. Dix 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".

    Sale Price $2,188.75

    $2,575.00

  • War-dated letter penned during the American Civil War in 1863. In it, he acknowledges the receipt of a note. Dix was commander of the Union's Department of the East when he wrote this letter. Just three months before the war, he sent this famous order to an American cutter: "If any man attempts to haul down the American Flag, shoot him on the spot".

    Sale Price $2,677.50

    $3,150.00

  • President James Buchanan's Secretary in 1861, gave this famous order to an American cutter less than three months before the outbreak of the American Civil War: "If anyone attempts to haul down the American flag, shoot him on the spot." In this undated note, he states that the original order with those words is in the hands of his son, the Reverend Morgan Dix.

    Sale Price $6,672.50

    $7,850.00

  • He pens this note in Washington, D. C. in 1861: "I have the pleasure of Complying with a part of Your request". 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".

    Sale Price $1,997.50

    $2,350.00

  • President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861 pens a sentiment on this 4¾x1¾ page 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".

    Sale Price $288.00

    $320.00

  • 1834 check for $2,500, signed by four commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C. Flagg, New York State secretary of state and comptroller; Abraham Keyser, Jr., New York State Treasurer; and Greene C. Bronson, New York State attorney general and Chief Justice of the state supreme court

    Sale Price $1,742.50

    $2,050.00

  • 1834 check for $2,500, signed by four commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C. Flagg, New York State secretary of state and comptroller; Abraham Keyser, Jr., New York State Treasurer; and Greene C. Bronson, New York State attorney general and Chief Justice of the state supreme court

    Sale Price $1,742.50

    $2,050.00

  • 1837 check for $200, signed by three commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C. Flagg, New York State secretary of state and comptroller; and William Campbell, New York State Surveyor General

    Sale Price $552.50

    $650.00

  • GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIXHe signs with the other Commissioners of the Erie Canal (1837). Check signed: "John A. Dix", 6½x5. Albany, N.Y., 1837 July 6. Check no. 363, drawn on the Canal Fund account at the Mechanics' and Farmers' Bank, payable to E. E. Kendrick $2,600 in cash.

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • 1837 check for $5,904.63, signed by three commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C. Flagg, New York State secretary of state and comptroller; and William Campbell, New York State Surveyor General

    Sale Price $722.50

    $850.00

  • GENERAL JOHN ADAMS DIXMatthew Brady 2¼x3½ carte de visite of the Civil War general and future New York governor, in dress uniform, with sabre Photograph Signed: "John A. Dix". Sepia, 2¼x3½ carte de visite, signed in lower margin.

    Sale Price $3,527.50

    $4,150.00

  • 1833 check for $3,330.19, signed by four commissioners of New York State's Erie Canal Fund, including John A. Dix, President James Buchanan's Secretary of the Treasury in 1861; Azariah C. Flagg, New York State secretary of state and comptroller; Abraham Keyser, Jr., New York State Treasurer; and Greene C. Bronson, New York State attorney general and Chief Justice of the state supreme court

    Sale Price $1,742.50

    $2,050.00

  • Signed 3¾x4¾ bust engraving shown in uniform. Dix 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".

    Sale Price $3,357.50

    $3,950.00

  • Undated free frank signed by 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".

    Sale Price $414.00

    $460.00

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