VERY FINE. AN ATTRACTIVE AND BOLD SIGNATURE APPLIED BY GENERAL ROBERT E. LEE TO MAIL CARRIED BY MILITARY COURIER.
Trimble was appointed Brigadier General on Aug. 6, 1861, and was promoted to Major General on Jan. 17, 1863. On July 3, 1863, Trimble lost a leg and was captured during Pickett's charge at Gettysburg. He remained a prisoner until February 1865. The docketing on this cover refers to his promotion to Major General; therefore, it probably dates to January 1863.
With 1981 C.S.A. certificate