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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
Biography
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.

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