A 37 week series of daily episodes chronicling the 37 weeks of Sherman’s 1864 march through Georgia. Airs on Radio and Television Starting April 14.
April 2014 marks the 150th anniversary of General William T. Sherman’s first foray into Georgia. He and his army stayed for 37 weeks. Georgia Public Broadcasting, in partnership with the Atlanta History Center, will observe that significant date by premiering the first of a 37 part series that will bring to life Sherman’s devastating journey through Georgia, Each of the 90 second segments will bring to life what has happening that same week 150 years ago.
Each of the segments will tell a story, a story that does more than just outline a military campaign. These will be stories that make us feel and understand the human dimension of war:
■ What did it feel like when Sherman’s army - 100 thousand strong - was bearing down on your town or city?
■ What was motivating Sherman’s fateful decisions?
■ What was it like for the foot solider on either side of the battlefield?
■ What were some of those twists of fate or ironic moments that war inevitably produces?
These are among the stories being explored.