Mercy Street Seasons 1 & 2 4-DVD set

Based on true stories, Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nation’s history. Set in the spring of 1862, Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposite sides of the conflict; Mary Phinney, (Mary Elizabeth Winstead), a New England abolitionist, and Emma Green, (Hannah James), a naive Confederate belle. The two collide at Mansion House, the Green family’s luxury hotel that has been taken over and transformed into a Union Army Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia. Ruled under martial law, Alexandria is now the melting pot of the region, filled with soldiers, civilians, female volunteers, doctors, wounded men, runaway slaves, prostitutes, speculators and spies. The intersection of North and South within a small occupied town creates a rich world — a cauldron within which these characters strive, fight, love, laugh, betray, sacrifice and, at times, act like scoundrels. This series is not about battles and glory, it’s about the drama and unexpected humor of everyday life behind the front lines. It’s a fresh twist on an iconic story, one that resonates with larger themes we still struggle with today.