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Mercy Street 

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Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.
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Series cast summary:
...  Samuel Diggs 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Hospital Matron Brannan / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Dr. Byron Hale 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  James Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Emma Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Brad Koed ...  James Green Jr. / ... 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Chaplain Hopkins 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Jane Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Dr. Jedediah Foster 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Alice Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Anne Hastings 12 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Belinda 11 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Silas Bullen 10 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Mary Phinney 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Emily Marie Palmer ...  Sister Isabella 10 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Abel Melcher 8 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Frank Stringfellow 7 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Dr. Alfred Summers 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Jacob Dacus ...  Orderly Kendrick 7 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Aurelia Johnson 6 episodes, 2016
...  Charlotte Jenkins 6 episodes, 2017
...  Clayton McBurney III 6 episodes, 2017
Kelly Badger Hofmann ...  Musician on Capital Steps / ... 6 episodes, 2017
...  Tom Fairfax 5 episodes, 2016
Russ Tiller ...  Banfield 5 episodes, 2016-2017
...  Allan Pinkerton 5 episodes, 2017
Paul D'Elia ...  Metcalf Thug / ... 5 episodes, 2016-2017


Based on real events, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of a distinctive cast of characters - doctors, nurses, contraband laborers and Southern loyalists - realizing the chaotic world of Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia, and the Mansion House Hospital in the early years of the Civil War. Written by PBS

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17 January 2016 (USA)  »

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Улица милосердия  »

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Referenced in My Brother's Keeper (2017) See more »

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Educational and Entertaining
25 January 2016 | by See all my reviews

"Mercy Street" takes place at the start of the Civil War, in a Union Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, where a newly appointed "head nurse" must contend with multiple issues in her attempt to organize services. There are all sorts of problem she must confront – how to care for Confederate troops in a Union hospital, how to deal with slaves and freed Blacks, the rivalries between different types of nurses, the hierarchical relationship with Physicians, the influence of European medicine, etc.

The settings are marvelous as are the costumes. The acting is very good, especially from head nurse and ardent abolitionist Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Confederate volunteer Hannah James. TV Stalwarts Gary Cole, Peter Gerety, and Cherry Jones are on hand as well. At times modernism creep into the dialogue, as well as the mannerisms, but generally speaking it has an authentic mid 19th Century feel. There is also some failings in the accents which seem to range all over the place, even among family members.

The first two episodes manage to keep the soap opera elements at a minimum while showing us what it must have been like to be a part of the process. This show is entertaining while it is simultaneously educational. It won't appeal to everyone, but anyone interested in Medicine, or the Civil War, will find it compelling.

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