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The donated collection includes 273 books in excellent condition, 228 of which are about the American Civil War.

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Donated collection of Civil War books on display at Nancy Guinn

Before Jeff Gillespie visited a Civil War battlefield, he read as much as he could about the generals, the troops, the battle strategy, the maneuvers on the field, the terrain. When he got to the site, he'd close his eyes and describe to his wife Linda exactly what happened, down

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