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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:
McKinley Belcher III ...  Samuel Diggs 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Suzanne Bertish ...  Hospital Matron Brannan 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Norbert Leo Butz ...  Dr. Byron Hale 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Gary Cole ...  James Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Hannah James ...  Emma Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Brad Koed ...  James Green Jr. 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Luke Macfarlane ...  Chaplain Hopkins 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Donna Murphy ...  Jane Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Josh Radnor ...  Dr. Jedediah Foster 12 episodes, 2016-2017
AnnaSophia Robb ...  Alice Green 12 episodes, 2016-2017
Tara Summers ...  Anne Hastings 12 episodes, 2016-2017
L. Scott Caldwell ...  Belinda 11 episodes, 2016-2017
Wade Williams ...  Silas Bullen 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Mary Elizabeth Winstead ...  Mary Phinney 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Emily Marie Palmer ...  Sister Isabella 10 episodes, 2016-2017
Luray Cooper ...  Abel Melcher 8 episodes, 2016-2017
Jack Falahee ...  Frank Stringfellow 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Peter Gerety ...  Dr. Alfred Summers 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Jacob Dacus ...  Orderly Kendrick 7 episodes, 2016-2017
Shalita Grant ...  Aurelia Johnson 6 episodes, 2016
Patina Miller ...  Charlotte Jenkins 6 episodes, 2017
Bryce Pinkham ...  Clayton McBurney III 6 episodes, 2017
Kelly Badger Hofmann Kelly Badger Hofmann ...  Musician on Capital Steps / ... 6 episodes, 2017
Cameron Monaghan ...  Tom Fairfax 5 episodes, 2016
Russ Tiller Russ Tiller ...  Banfield 5 episodes, 2016-2017
Brían F. O'Byrne ...  Allan Pinkerton 5 episodes, 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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Frank Stringfellow became an Episcopal priest after the Civil War and became the first chaplain at Woodberry Forest School. The school was founded by Frank's cousin Captain Robert Stringfellow Walker who served in the Confederate Army under Colonel John S. Mosby. His great grandson Frank Stringfellow is a professor of English at the University of Miami and is a graduate of Woodberry Forest. See more »

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4 February 2018 | by rupert-ianSee all my reviews

Binge watched both seasons over a few days and just like another show I just binged on (The Returned), this one was a good show that ended too early.

I love MEW and she did a great job in this, as did everyone IMO.

I liked seeing some of the characters as they worked through their ingrained prejudice and finally saw people as PEOPLE and not a color. Then there were others, even when slapped in the face with examples of intelligence and humanity from those they thought of as less, still refused to change their bigoted way of thinking. We have made great progress since then, don't listen to those who try to divide us by saying otherwise.

Sad to see this go, but with viewership at less than half for the 2nd season, there's no way they could justify the cost and manage the scheduling of the actors/actresses. I think the second season was just as strong as the first, so I don't see why over half the viewers abandoned the show after season 1. I was hooked from the start.

The medical side of the show was very interesting, seeing what they had to work with back then in a sea of horrible injuries. I loved the crazy drama and conflict that went on within the hospital. The romance was entertaining, but it is a major let-down that it ended where it did. Even if the show were to continue into a 3rd season, I don't think S2 gave proper attention at the end for one of our main love stories.

The subject matter in this show is one that is ever-important and I hope more people discover it as time goes on. It may have been a short run, but it was well worth the watch.

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