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Civil War Alexandria—an Armed Camp

By Kris Gilbertson While Alexandria was a bustling medical center during the Civil War, with more than 30 large and small Union hospitals, the city...

Beyond Mercy Street— The Rest of Alexandria During the Civil War

By Kris Gilbertson Mercy Street portrays the interactions of two Civil War nurses, one from New England, the other Virginia, at the real Mansion House...

Contraband – The Path from Bound to Free

By Kris Gilbertson PBS and various production companies (Lone Wolf, Dave Zabel, and David Zucker) that collaborated on Mercy Street carefully researched the history and...

The Ghosts of Alexandria

October Is the Month of Ghosts and Goblins But in Alexandria, Spirits Walk Among Us All Year Long By Kris Gilbertson “About five years ago, an 8-year-old...

PBS Civil War Series Starts Filming in April

By Mary Wadland “Mercy Street” is the working title given to the six episodes ordered for the historical drama from executive producer Ridley Scott....
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