On September 2, Mayor Calhoun surrenders Atlanta to Union troops. Despite terrible accounts of the Yankees, residents find they are not “as bad as they are said to be.” Then, Sherman issues order no. 67, expelling all residents from the city, turning Atlanta into a military encampment. Mayor Calhoun writes Sherman to overturn the order; he responds, “War is cruelty, and you cannot refine it.”Premiere Date: September 7, 2014 | Runtime: 00:01:44
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.