It is the first week of November, 1864. In the presidential election, Northerners and Union soldiers vote overwhelmingly for Lincoln. Confederate resistance persists after his win, and Sherman plans to abate it by having half his men defeat Confederate General Hood in Tennessee and have the others march from Atlanta to Savannah, destroying anything that can aid Confederate troops.Premiere Date: November 3, 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.