My lifelong obsession with the Civil War began when I was in high school. I would stare for hours at Matthew Brady's battlefield photographs and imagine the life behind them.
The smells, the sounds, the scene, the people -- I made up worlds that surrounded the pictures. Odd for a kid growing up on the west side of Los Angeles, I know.
Well now I don't have to imagine. The new drama series, Mercy Street, begins this Sunday night at 10pm, right after Downton Abbey,on GPB.