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37 Weeks | Week 20 (September 1 - September 7)

Week 20 (September 1 - September 7)

It is late August, 1864. In Chicago, the Democratic Party nominates George McClellan on a platform calling for peace. Sherman marches around Atlanta to destroy its remaining supply line, the Macon Railroad. Atlanta is doomed. Hood must evacuate the city or risk entrapment and starvation. He ignites a trapped ammunition train. Union troops march in. Sherman telegraphs Lincoln about his conquest.

Premiere Date: August 31, 2014 | Runtime: 00:01:45

About 37 Weeks

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.