A major new 6-part drama, set in former luxury hotel turned Union Army hospital in Virginia during the Civil War. Inspired by memoirs and letters from the era, nurses and doctors struggle to save lives while managing personal hardships. Mercy Street follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green. The Green family's luxury hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, has been transformed into Mansion House, a Union Army hospital tending to the war's wounded. Inspired by memoirs and letters from real doctors and nurse volunteers at Mansion House Hospital, this new drama reveals the stories of those struggling to save lives while managing their own hardships.