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Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879.
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1831 1832 1833 1834 1835 1836 1837 1838 1839 1840 1841 1842 1843 1844 1845 1846 1847 1848 1849 1850 1851 1852 1853 1854 1855 1856 1857 1858 1859 1860 1861 1862 1863 1864 1865 1866 1867 1868 1869 1870 1871 1872 1873 1874 1875 1876 1877 1878 1879, 
Abstract:
Papers of the Army officer; U.S. Senator (1845-1849); U.S. Secretary of the Treasury. During the Civil War, President Lincoln commissioned Dix a major-general, and ordered him to take charge of the Alexandria and Arlington Department, then reassigned him to the Department of Maryland. Dix later served as commander of the Department of the East. After the Civil War, Dix was named Minister to France (1866-1869), and following his return to the U.S., the life-long Democrat became the Republican Party nominee and the successful candidate for the Governorship of New York State (1873-1875). Includes more than 130 items of outgoing correspondence, more than half of which were written to Edwards Pierrepont between 1861 and 1877. Subjects include the Civil War, Reconstruction, New York State and national politics, and French politics and foreign relations preceding the outbreak of the Franco-Prussian War.
Type of Material:
Correspondence.
Subject:
Baltimore (Md.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
France -- Foreign relations -- United States.
France -- Foreign relations -- 1852-1870.
France -- Politics and government -- 1852-1870.
New York (State) -- History -- 1775-1865.
New York (State) -- History -- 1865-
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1775-1865.
New York (State) -- Politics and government -- 1865-1950.
United States -- Foreign relations -- France.
United States -- History -- 1815-1861 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
United States -- History -- 1865-1898 -- Sources.
United States -- History, Military.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1861-1865.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1865-1877.
Diplomats.
Governors.
Statesmen.
Military history
New York State
Politics, government and public administration
Civil War (U.S.)
Finance, Public -- United States.
Governors -- New York (State)
Political parties -- New York (State)
Political prisoners -- United States.
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)