Speaking as Betsey Phelps, the mother of a Union soldier from Amherst, New Hampshire who died heroically at the Battle of Gettysburg, Sharon Wood offers an informative and sensitive reflection on that sacrifice from a mother's perspective. Wood blends the Phelps boy's story with those of other men who left their New Hampshire homes to fight for the Union cause and of the families who supported them on the home front.  

Sharon Wood is a graduate of Southern Connecticut State College with a BS in Elementary Education. Her career path led from teaching to working as a public and school librarian, while developing skills as a writer, storyteller and Chautauquan. She is a member of the New Hampshire Storytelling Alliance, the League for the Advancement of New England Storytelling and, with her husband Steve, the Association of Lincoln Presenters.