EXTREMELY FINE. A REMARKABLY FRESH AND CHOICE EXAMPLE OF GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE'S SIGNATURE IN COMBINATION WITH A CONFEDERATE GENERAL ISSUE STAMP.
Robert E. Lee's letters sent from the field were enclosed in envelopes signed "R. E. Lee Genl". The letters and other important papers were carried by military courier, often to Richmond, where they were either mailed or delivered by hand. Letters were also stamped and mailed at post offices near Lee's location, as in this case. The addressee was the wife of Major General Robert Ransom Jr.
Ex Birkinbine and Walske. With 1985 P.F. certificate.