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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
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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.
  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 3160
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 3160
    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 $216.00

    $240.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH  - HFSID 276563
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH - HFSID 276563
    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 $216.00

    $240.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 01/04/1875  - HFSID 33569
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 01/04/1875 - HFSID 33569
    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 $216.00

    $240.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 01/29/1875  - HFSID 22314
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 01/29/1875 - HFSID 22314
    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 $216.00

    $240.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 03/21/1874  - HFSID 43104
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 03/21/1874 - HFSID 43104
    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 $216.00

    $240.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 06/13/1873  - HFSID 34380
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH 06/13/1873 - HFSID 34380
    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 $216.00

    $240.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/16/1857  - HFSID 46743
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 02/16/1857 - HFSID 46743
    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 $680.00

    $800.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/04/1846  - HFSID 5431
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/04/1846 - HFSID 5431
    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 $765.00

    $900.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1833  - HFSID 266280
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/24/1833 - HFSID 266280
    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 $680.00

    $800.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1851  - HFSID 28246
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 04/28/1851 - HFSID 28246
    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 $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1833  - HFSID 17279
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/07/1833 - HFSID 17279
    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 $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/20/1862  - HFSID 31327
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/20/1862 - HFSID 31327
    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 $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/25/1854  - HFSID 5430
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 05/25/1854 - HFSID 5430
    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 $765.00

    $900.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/29/1857  - HFSID 31328
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 07/29/1857 - HFSID 31328
    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 $765.00

    $900.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/09/1875  - HFSID 33696
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 11/09/1875 - HFSID 33696
    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 $765.00

    $900.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/16/1864  - HFSID 283751
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/16/1864 - HFSID 283751
    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 $850.00

    $1,000.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/18/1838  - HFSID 86938
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/18/1838 - HFSID 86938
    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 $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/21/1863  - HFSID 174666
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED 12/21/1863 - HFSID 174666
    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 $1,190.00

    $1,400.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED  - HFSID 31326
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED - HFSID 31326
    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 $1,530.00

    $1,800.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/16/1861  - HFSID 72558
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 02/16/1861 - HFSID 72558
    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 $765.00

    $900.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/30/1836 CO-SIGNED BY: AZ - HFSID 258931
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 01/30/1836 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, ABRAHAM KEYSER JR., THOMAS WORTH OLCOTT - HFSID 258931
    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 $427.50

    $475.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/05/1834 CO-SIGNED BY: AZ - HFSID 254669
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 05/05/1834 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, GREENE C. BRONSONE, ABRAHAM KEYSER JR. - HFSID 254669
    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 $427.50

    $475.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/01/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: AZ - HFSID 155771
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 06/01/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, WILLIAM CAMPBELL - HFSID 155771
    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 $427.50

    $475.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/06/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: AZ - HFSID 276604
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/06/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, ABRAHAM KEYSER JR., WILLIAM CAMPBELL, E. E. KENDRICK - HFSID 276604
    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 $427.50

    $475.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/06/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: AZ - HFSID 155086
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED CHECK 07/06/1837 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, WILLIAM CAMPBELL, E. E. KENDRICK - HFSID 155086
    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 $427.50

    $475.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH  - HFSID 299292
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - AUTOGRAPHED SIGNED PHOTOGRAPH - HFSID 299292
    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 $807.50

    $950.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/21/1833 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C.  - HFSID 174667
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - DOCUMENT SIGNED 02/21/1833 CO-SIGNED BY: AZARIAH C. FLAGG, GREENE C. BRONSONE, ABRAHAM KEYSER JR., JUBEL LIVERMORE - HFSID 174667
    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 $427.50

    $475.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - ENGRAVING SIGNED  - HFSID 187756
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - ENGRAVING SIGNED - HFSID 187756
    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 $637.50

    $750.00

  • MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - FREE FRANK SIGNED  - HFSID 17271
    MAJOR GENERAL JOHN A. DIX - FREE FRANK SIGNED - HFSID 17271
    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 $270.00

    $300.00

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

    Sale Price $135.00

    $150.00

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