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Description: Civil War General John A. Dix (1798-1879) boldly penned this brief note that reads: “With pleasure. John A. Dix Maj Gen.” The note is dated February 2, 1864 and is written on “Head Quarters, Department of the East, New York City” imprinted stationery.

John A. Dix  served as a U.S. Senator from New York (1845-1849), the Secretary of the Treasury (1861) under James Buchanan, as U.S. Minister to France (1866-1869) under Andrew Johnson and Ulysses S. Grant, and as the 24th Governor of New York (1873-1874). At the start of the Civil War, Dix was appointed a Major General in the New York militia. He is remembered for the arrest of six members of the  Maryland General Assembly which prevented that border state from seceding from the Union.

5 3/8″ x 4 7/8″. Item #A01226

Condition: A couple of stains, ink splatter from Dix’s exuberantly flourished “l” in “Genl.” Overall good condition with a large, bold signature.