In mid-September, 1864, the official photographer of Sherman’s army arrives on the scene. George N. Barnard produces roughly 200 photographs: all the known images of Civil War Atlanta. His task is difficult, traversing rough roads with equipment and fragile glass negatives in the stifling Georgia heat. The city that boasted 20,000 residents has now but a few hundred civilians and an occupying armyPremiere Date: September 21, 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.