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.
There will be a luncheon to follow program, all are welcome.
Funded grant project of the New Hampshire Humanities Council. The New Hampshire Humanities Council is a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.