It is late July, 1864. Confederate General Hood holds Sherman outside Atlanta’s fortifications. Union armies approach from the West, intending to cut the railroad and force Hood out. Hood’s men counter by attacking Union trenches at Ezra Church, but they suffer a demoralizing defeat. Still, Hood succeeds in keeping the rail line open. Thwarted again, Sherman shells the city with artillery.Premiere Date: July 27, 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.