Extras

Cast and Characters

Cast and Characters

Meet the people who bring Mercy Street to life.

QUIZ: Civil War Medicine

QUIZ: Civil War Medicine

Test your knowledge of Civil War medical advances — from the "father of emergency medicine" to "biting the bullet."

Photos

Photos

Dive deeper into the series with these photo galleries.

Mercy Street Revealed: A Blog

Mercy Street Revealed: A Blog

Take a step back in time with Mercy Street's episode recap blog written by the show's historical consultants.

Behind the Scenes: Costumes, Sets and Props

Behind the Scenes: Costumes, Sets and Props

Meet Mercy Street's costume designer, prop master, set decorator and production designer.

Mercy Street Revealed Blog Posts

'Freedom of Matrimony': Celebrating Love in an Era of Emancipation

Last Updated by Anya Jabour on

Anya Jabour, Ph.D., explains that for emancipated African Americans, wedding celebrations offered one of the first opportunities to enjoy freedom.

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Until Death or Distance: Romance and Marriage Among Contrabands

Posted by Audrey Davis on

Audrey P. Davis, Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, discusses the customs and challenges of marriage during slavery.

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Parasitic Diseases, Microscopy and the American Civil War

Last Updated by Shauna Devine on

Shauna Devine, Ph.D., discusses 19th Century microscopes and parasitic diseases and their treatments during the Civil War.

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