John Bell Hood still fights while Union armies occupy Atlanta. He attempts to trap Sherman by surrounding a Union garrison at Dalton. His 40,000 soldiers outnumber the 850 inside: mostly escaped slaves fighting for the Union. The men of the 44th U.S. Colored Troops want to fight, but their white officers choose to surrender. They are treated cruelly by their captors. Many will die in prison camps.Premiere Date: October 6, 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.