In mid-November, Sherman writes Ulysses S. Grant of his strategy for the Savannah Campaign the March to the Sea. His plan is unheard of: abandon supply lines and non-essentials and survive off the land. Above all, Sherman vows to show inhabitants of the South that war and personal ruin are synonymous. He’ll see to it that his “scorched earth” policy has both economic and psychological impact.Premiere Date: November 10, 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.