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Gen. John A. Dix
Civil War stereographs, 1861-1865.
Photographic war history. The war for the Union.
Taylor & Huntington
ca.1861-ca.1865, published later
New-York Historical Society
Stereograph: Portrait of Dix who is famous for his order, 'If any man pulls down the American Flag shoot him on the spot.'
Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879--PhotographsGenerals--PhotographsArmed Forces--Officers--PhotographsUnited States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--PhotographsSoldiers--Photographs
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John Adams Dix (24 July 1798-21 Apr. 1879) Prior to the Civil War, Dix served as U.S. Senator from New York from 1845 to 1849 and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from January to March of 1861. Served as a major general in the Union Army during the Civil War and is known for arresting the Maryland legislature, preventing the state from seceding, and arranging a prisoner exchange system with a Confederate major general. After the Civil War, Dix served as the 24th Governor of New York.