Louisville KY

                                                                        11 May 1866

Genl Robt. E. Lee

            Lexington Va.

 

Still entertaining for you the admiration & love which every Confederate soldier feels for his great & noble chieftain I beg if willing to do so, you will give me an autograph written previous to April 1865, or such other memento of the Confederate States existence as is your pleasure to convey.

                                                            I am, with great respect

                                                                                    J. F. Heun

 

Notation on reverse in General Lee’s handwriting:

            11 May 1866

J. F. Heun

 

Desires memento-

 

18 May

Sent lithograph

taken during the

war