By mid-October 1864, all Atlanta residents have evacuated, with one exception: secret Union sympathizers. Union generals occupy the finest homes, including a mansion owned by Unionist Edward Rawson. Though the secret Yankees welcome Sherman, they, too, must flee. Sherman will have no civilians in the city, regardless of loyalty. Only Madison Berry, clerk for the Union army, is allowed to stay.Premiere Date: October 13, 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.