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.
Week 37 (December 29th - January 4th)
As Sherman’s war in Georgia concludes, the Confederate cause is defeated. Sherman has destroyed property, left thousands destitute, and is the most despised man in the South. But his methods prove true: he has crippled the Confederacy and shortened the war. Lincoln’s reelection and emancipation are won in tandem. The promise of freedom does not guarantee social justice. But there is hope in 1865.
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