It is mid-November, 1864. Before leaving Atlanta on the March to the Sea, the Union army destroys railroads, factories, anything in Atlanta’s business district that may be of service to the Confederacy. Soldiers ignore Sherman’s order that churches and houses be spared; officers make no attempt to stop them. 40% of Atlanta is destroyed as the Union army marches out beneath clouds of smoke.Premiere Date: November 17, 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.