It is the final week of 1864. Atlanta, the South’s industrial hub, is decimated, the damage totaling nearly $100 million in 1864 dollars. Forcing on the Confederacy “the hard hand of war,” Sherman proves the South cannot be protected; public confidence in the Confederate government collapses. Sherman’s final blow is to lead his army through South Carolina and beyond, the heartland of secession.Premiere Date: December 22, 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.