(KCEN) -- A Wisconsin woman recently found out she bought a valuable piece of history for just three dollars.
Her copy of "Les Miserables," which she bought at a library book sale five years ago, was originally owned by a Civil War general.
The book was just sitting on Sarah Anderson's shelf. But after seeing the new movie, she looked at it with new eyes and realized the original owner was someone special, Gen. William J. Palmer.
He's the founder of Colorado Springs, the Denver Railroad and served as a spy in the Civil War.
Anderson says she's not sure the monetary value of the book.
She's donating it to the Colorado Museum for its historical value.