Book cover of Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War by Pamela Tolerby Pamela Toler
@PamelaToler

A look at the lives of the real nurses depicted in the PBS show Mercy Street.

Heroines of Mercy Street tells the true stories of the nurses at Mansion House, the Alexandria, Virginia, mansion turned war-time hospital and setting for the PBS drama Mercy Street. Among the Union soldiers, doctors, wounded men from both sides, freed slaves, politicians, speculators, and spies who passed through the hospital in the crossroads of the Civil War, were nurses who gave their time freely and willingly to save lives and aid the wounded. These women saw casualties on a scale Americans had never seen before, and medicine was at a turning point.

Interview with the Author

The Rogue Historian
Heroines of Mercy Street with Pamela D. Toler
6/30/19           36 min


Civil War Talk Radio 
1317 – Pamela Toler – Heroines of Mercy Street: The Real Nurses of the Civil War
1/18/17          60 min


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