It is the third week in July, 1864. Union forces threaten to cut Atlanta’s railroad supply lines. To Sherman’s surprise, Confederate General John Bell Hood attacks north of Atlanta on the twentieth, though his efforts fall short. Unfazed, he strikes east of the city two days later, in what is known as the Battle of Atlanta. Though victorious in the battle’s start, Hood’s attack ultimately failsPremiere Date: July 20, 2014 | Runtime: 00:01:45
37 Weeks tells the story of Sherman's march on Atlanta. Each segment does more than just outline a military campaign - these stories 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? These are among the stories being explored.