With the March to the Sea 4 weeks underway, thousands of refugee slaves in search of liberation follow the Union army. They are both boon and bane to Sherman’s cause: providing labor, but hindering movement. At Ebenezer Creek, the bridge is dismantled so none can follow. Countless refugees drown; survivors are shot by Confederate troops or remanded to their owners. The enslaved are not yet free.Premiere Date: December 8, 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.