In late November, the Yankee army moves through Georgia, ransacking for supplies. Near Sandersville, 19-year-old Imogene Hoyle’s family hides jewelry, money, and clothes outside their home. Foraging parties seize food and livestock on the move; Sherman knows the army will famish if they linger in one place. With them, go thousands of slaves. Locals “fear the negroes” more than anything else.Premiere Date: November 24, 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.